Friday, February 26, 2010

for week three, about Technology Standards

While I do appreciate recent changes to the course i will catch up to week 5 requirements.

The Technology standards for the state core curriculum seems excessive. However if one were to see every purpose of every lesson plan to effect a child throughout his lifetime lined up one after another it too would be overwhelming. When one realizes that these standards are built up over a 12 year period it is fine for the child. the problem lies in retrofitting these skills into an aging workforce or a new workforce that does not have the skills that the students are expected to acquire. If the proper steps are taken to make sure that the schools and teachers are capable of reaching the standards I don't see a problem with implementing them such that the students are capable of meeting these goals by the time of matriculation.

1 comment:

  1. I know that's how I felt once I saw them for the first time. I agree with you in that it would be overwhelming to teach students about technology in a one shot deal. I think the best way is to start them young and continue to expose them to various technologies as they move on in their educational career. Technology is similar to learning in that it is never ending and continues as you learn more about it.