I wondered what the big deal was about the new computers with the Apples on them. And I wondered how I could use them in my classroom…and to my credit… I knew they had a place there. Then Apple created a smaller computer called a 2C. Then a Macintosh. Then color screens. Then new peripherals and applications and programs. And then it wasn’t the 1980’s anymore. Though my instincts were always a little bit ahead of my technical expertise… I just kept building a technological infrastructure in my teaching repertoire. I didn’t see the internet coming. But as soon as I saw it I integrated that into my bag of magic tricks too. I do magic tricks. There is still room for more stuff. Like IPods and cell phones and Garage Band and video. And blogs.
I’m not in the classroom anymore but that doesn’t stop me from teaching. After 30 years I have learned two things: 1) I don’t know a freakin’ thing… and 2) You teach more by asking skillful questions than you do by telling people your version of truth. Nevertheless, I am going back to teaching. Right here. Right now. When I am not leading El Milagro… I want to teach. Blog. Learn something before the most extraordinary teaching tool in the brief history of technology development is invented and I am left scratching my head and wondering how I’m going to squeeze it in the bag much less figure out how to turn the power on.