Monday, May 2, 2011

Destructive vs Productive Students...

One thing I hear over and over is how tech savvy our students are. Too often this statement comes from self-defeated teachers who all but give up becuase the think their students know more than they do.

The problem is, most students know more about causing problems with technology than they know about being productive with technology. This is why educational technology is so important. It is our role, as teachers, to teach our students how these tools can help them be more than they are without them. More time effective, more efficient, more communicative, more proficient, more productive.

So when I have students who would rather disrupt class by messing with our device settings or finding ways around the security in place, I tell them...

"Any Punk can be DESTRUCTIVE. It takes real skill & discipline to be PRODUCTIVE."