FISCHBOWL WOW #2 is my attempt to comment on Kark Fisch's blog "Is it ok to be techologically illiterate" which was given the award as "Most Influential Blog of 2007" by The Edublog Awards 2007. Karl Fisch is a teacher and technology education specialist at Arapahoe High School in Littleton, Colorado.
Mr. Fisch summarizes his feelings quite well in seven very concise standards. His final standard suggests that we should stop being so nice to teachers that continue to ignore technology, that we do not have the morale right to just sit there, while others jeopardize the future of our youngsters. It is no longer acceptable to be proud of technological ignorance, it is not an end all, but rather an indispensable tool to help us all teach, learn and grow. And in order to teach it, you have to do it by experiencing and exploring along with your kids.
Either we jump on the band wagon and demonstrate to our kids our enthusiasm to learn with them and communicate using technology or we will be preparing them to be successful in 'an age that no longer exists'.