I’ve read some great posts this past week reminding us to quell our über obsession with technology in education and focus on the pedagogy:
Noel Gallagher of Oasis once bellowed, “Please don’t put your life in the hands / Of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Band / We’ll through it all away”, and I would say tech in education is sometimes like Rock ‘n’ Roll.
We don’t want the learning in our classrooms to be like a bad, top-40 rock song: catchy, vacuous, and most entertaining when drunk.
We want to introduce ‘songs’ that make people go, “Shhh, let me listen to this!” Most people won’t appreciate it at first, but it will linger.
Remember: It’s not about the tech. Now let’s start using the tech.