Tuesday, August 4, 2009
According to José A. Bowen, dean of the Meadows School of the Arts, educators rely too much on technology, specifically PowerPoint, for instruction. Bowen suggests that classroom time should be spent in discussion and real life interaction rather than on watching "boring" slide presentations.
Power Point is one thing, but abandoning all connective and constructive technologies...
Many of the responses to The Chronicle of Education article are quick to point out that it may not be the tool that's the problem but rather the teacher, or, perhaps the teacher's lack of training in effective technology use.
Thanks to David Peter (@dpeter on Twitter) for bringing this article to my attention. David believes that ''Teach Naked' is more a commentary on quality instruction than on uses of classroom technology."
What's your opinion?
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