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My frustration

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Today we ran another introduction to Moodle with only 4 people turning up. Extremely disappointing to say the least. From the lack of interest shown in Moodle and other educational digital technologies, what are the students going to make of their laptops if their teachers can not use the technology?

I find it so frustrating given that it is not the DET holding things up it’s the teachers yet they complain that the DET has not prepared them. So many people have sat on their hands and watched the last 20 years go by. How can anyone say they do not use email today? Email is almost 40 years old, have they used the older Fax  variant?(nearly 50 years old) My other frustration is that they have been in-serviced to the hill on how to use technology in the classroom yet so many continue to write it on a board or have it copied from a text book. Personally I only started using computers and associated technologies on starting University in 2003 (I have only been teaching since 05). No one gave me a paid in-service I had to teach myself and still do. Its about here I could go on a tangent about the pay scale, what a laugh that is.

I think I’m going to stop this rant here, because I know I am going to insult some one and thats not my intention.

The laptops started rolling out today. You should have seen the lucky kid’s at lunch laptop in hand, smiles from ear to ear keen to get to work. Only problem is their teachers are living in the 80’s.

Written by theMolisticView

September 16th, 2009 at 8:48 am

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  1. I understand your frustration. One great thing about socialmedia is that you are not alone. Building moral authority will help as not many people can argue with the importance of helping children learn by being up to date. Smile, ask good questions and apply gentle pressure relentlessly.

    The Boss and DPs and executive are one of the keys! Did they attend?


    16 Sep 09 at 8:36 pm

  2. The course was run by myself and the head teacher of science who is our Moodle person. Not sure the boss knows the ins and outs but he is very supportive and tech minded in other areas. Like he said to me the other day I guess Darcy, ‘the kids will force change’.


    17 Sep 09 at 8:02 am

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