They fail to think of computers as a tool that can seamlessly integrate with every aspect of teaching and learning, and no amount of robotics kits or virtual tours of Guatemala will help them do so.
The Classroom Will Look Exactly the Same
Matt Gross
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I’m not sure I follow your logic here, unless you’re arguing for a complete overhaul of teaching methodology. Flipped classrooms certainly call for shifts in thinking about ways of teaching and use of computers, but even then when the students come into the classroom, computers are not ever-present, nor should they be. Ample research exists to support different ways of teaching for the different needs in each classroom.

If a teacher used a virtual field trip during a social studies unit within a larger study of Guatemala, how could it not be integrated? Perhaps a teacher was teaching about the culture and providing different methods for the students to access this information. Or, perhaps it was within a writing lesson and students needed to respond to the field trip. Given only the title of the talks, I’m not sure you can make the argument that teachers are stuck in the days of the Apple IIe. Besides, do we want computers integrated with EVERY aspect of teaching and learning? It’s one tool, and it’s a good one. But, anyone who has a cell phone knows how distracting screens can be. There are times we want students to focus on other things, like the real people in the classroom.