Monday, July 20, 2009

Should All Teachers Be Technologically Literate?

Nicole Coomer, Dana Reeves, Dr. John Strange, Kitty Ruzic, Megan Brown

Nicole,Dana, Dr. Strange, Kitty and Megan discuss whether or not all teachers should be technologically literate teachers.

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We also produced a video of this podcast. At present, it is only available here since it is a trial to see whether all, some or none of the podcasts next semester will be videocasts instead. To watch the video click Watch the videocast Should All Teachers Be Tech Literate?

This discussion stems from Karl Fisch's a 2007 post by Karl Fisch, author of The Fischbowl and Director of Technology for Arapahoe High School in Littleton, Colorado: "Is It Okay to Be A Technologically Illiterate Teacher?"

The material the class reviewed in preparation for this podcast can be found in a separate blog: The Schools of Tomorrow and The Tech Literate Teacher.

The conversation is ongoing. We invite you to participate in it through the wiki Tech Literate Teacher


  1. I found this podcast to be full of very useful information, but I also found it to be extremely boring at times. A good idea would've been to approach the topic in a pro and con type atmosphere instead of just having everyone give their own opinions because some talked more than others.

  2. I think all teachers should be technologically literate. Whether teachers want to admit or not the technology age has dawned and is at high noon and there is no longer a way to escape it unless you want to live with the amazon tribes...and even they are being broadcast on documentaries. A teacher by definition is someone who needs a can you expect students to learn if you are not willing to learn yourself? Today, in order for a teacher to effectively communicate and connect with a student a teacher needs to at least be familiar with current communication devices and try to incorporate them into the classroom so that instead of competing with them teachers can use them to better their students. How can we better prepare students for the future if we aren't even a part of the present?