Think back to your educational experience. No one can deny that technology has changed the very landscape of education. As technological skills are becoming necessary in every economic area, technology teachers have one of the most important jobs in education today.
Our tech teacher believes in teaching fundamental concepts of technology which can be applied and adapted in new situations. Skills are taught in weekly formal classes that can be transferred to the learning they are doing in their classroom. This integration allows students to apply their new knowledge in a multitude of ways, encouraging them to think critically, communicate, create, and even collaborate, using technology as their vehicle.
“New technology is common, new thinking is rare.”
– Sir Peter Blake
“Teaching in the Internet age means we must teach tomorrow’s skills today.”
– Jennifer Fleming
“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.”
– David Warlick