Day 28 - Reflective Teacher Blogging Challenge
Should technology drive curriculum, or vice versa?
For me, this is a no-brainer. I've said many times how I feel a bit behind technology-wise, but I do recognize its utility in a classroom. That said, what I have been doing is to develop my lessons and curriculum and adding to their effectiveness by incorporating technology. The Internet is a wonderful, rich tool that can make any illustrating a point as easy as plugging a phrase into Google. Google docs are a great way to share documents and collect information. YouTube is one of my fave go-to's for Italian music or other authentic language. However, all of these resources are almost useless if there is no substance (curriculum) behind them. I have had the opportunity to observe other teachers who were among the most tech-savvy you could find. One thing stood out- those who used technology as a means of support rather than THE lesson had hands down the most effective lessons.