As I read the article, I noticed that it described one of the current problems with integrating technology into the classroom.
What is the problem?
As the article states, there are two kinds of people when it comes to technology.
- Digital Immigrants - People who remember life before computers and e-mail.
- Digital Natives- These people are children. They have lived with technology all their lives, and it is a part of their every day lives.
Schools in this district (and probably in many other districts & schools around the world) are being filled with digital natives and they are being taught by digital immigrants.
This district is trying to help teachers learn technology and how to integrate it in the classroom so technology can continue to be a part of the students every day life.
Some teachers integrate technology into the classroom more than others. The district hopes to develop a way to ensure that each student will have the same exposure to technology.
I thought this article had some great points about the importance of teacher training and integrating technology into the classroom.