Classroom Technology Today
EDUC204D2_SP14 Instructor –JB
“Digital Gaming, Social Networking and Stimulation!” (Eric Klopfer, 2009)
This is an article that is right on about what Waccamaw Elementary school is doing today with their classroom technology.”Currently in K12 is demonstrating for us the impact of having developed under the digital wave. These youth have been completely normalized by digital technologies it is a fully integrated aspect of their lives (Green & Hannon, 2007). Many students in this group are using new media and technologies to create new things in new ways , learn new things in new ways, and communicate in new ways with new people behaviors that have become hardwired in their ways of thinking and operating in the world. Green and Hannon gives an excellent example of this, “Children are establishing a relationship to knowledge gathering which is alien to their parents and teachers” (2007, p. 38). This article is saying in my own opinions that teachers today and tomorrow has to be on their technology A game. Kids today are moving forward regardless. Every generation is smarter.
I like the way Waccamaw Elementary did their library and media room. It looks like a mini college media center. That is the future of learning in Horry County Schools.