I have never typed a blog before, but I have something that has been on my mind. I think those around me are tired of listening to me about this so here I am.
I have been taking a technology class for the past 4 months. I have become overwhelmed with the amount of technology out there that students and teachers don't have access to, whether it be from lack of know-how or from not having access to the technology.
We (the education community) have to change how we teach and what we teach. Why are we still teaching spelling when word processing programs have spell check? Why waste the time? It's an outdated skill that is not needed anymore. The time needs to be spent on other activities like using web 2.0 applications to do a number of activities, including reaching other classrooms around the world. If the US doesn't take the initiative to transform our education system, we will lag so far behind that we will never catch up to the rest of the world.
Asian countries are, the "top technological areas" in the world. When are we going to wake up and make the changes we need as a nation to become tech savvy?