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Backward / Forward

Doug Belshaw gets it backward:

Whilst it’s great that there’s more educators than ever blogging, tweeting, etc … educators who have no desire to transform education are blogging.

Leigh Blackall gets it forward:

At the moment we are focusing on these technologies as tools to improve a teacher’s learning long before we ask that they be used in a classroom.

5 Responses to “Backward / Forward”

  1. on 29 Mar 2008 at 10:03 amDoug Belshaw

    Thanks for making an issue that has provoked a lot of discussion and which involves shades of grey into a black/white affair. A post showing your usual delicate handling of issues, Dan… ;-)

  2. on 29 Mar 2008 at 12:45 pmBenjamin Baxter

    Agreed, Dan.

    Tech in the classroom done right > no tech in the classroom > tech in the classroom done wrong.

    Let’s figure out what works, first. To link you back to your own blog, it seems plenty of people don’t mind doing it wrong.

  3. on 29 Mar 2008 at 6:55 pmdan

    I don’t mean to imply that there is only one right way to bring teachers to meaningful technology, just that Doug’s way (which presupposes a teacher’s love of classroom blogging before he’ll approve their blogging) needs work.

  4. on 29 Mar 2008 at 9:46 pmGraham Wegner

    Dan, I do find it slightly ironic that you’re using an isolated Leigh Blackall quote to portray the flipside of your point. This is the same Leigh Blackall of Teaching Is Dead, Long Live Learning fame you’re referencing, right?
    You might find that Doug and Leigh have more in common than you realise!

  5. on 29 Mar 2008 at 9:47 pmGraham Wegner

    Sorry – stuffed the link – here it is.