Some people labor under the impression that teachers are afraid of using technology.
That might be true in some cases….in fact I have met quite a few teachers who feel that way: that with which we are not comfortable is not easily embraced. But I am beginning to see more and more that fear is not where all of the technology discussion goes.
It goes to money.
Teachers don’t go into teaching for the money (unless I am missing something really big), but to work with students. To help mold generations. It’s awfully hard to do that without money to purchase instructional aids, the base of which is a computer.
Bill Ferriter is crabby about this subject, and he should be. His blog, The Tempered Radical, addresses teacher issues on all levels, and he is dead-on with this post. Read it and let me know what you think! Are you in this boat? Do you agree or disagree?