Teaching in the Digital Age: Chapter 1 The Digital Classroom
The first chapter was a good introduction to creating a digital classroom. The author does a good job of showing the positives of using technology with kids while keeping in mind there needs to be a balance.
I love this quote from Mr. Rodgers that the author shared:
"I went into television because I hated it so, and I thought there was some way of using this fabulous instrument to be of nurture to those who would watch and listen." ~ Fred Rodgers
Adults are often fearful of adding new technology into the classroom, while their students are eager for it. This book highlights coming to a middle ground where new technologies are used to enhance current practices.
The end of the chapter contains suggestions for curriculum mapping. I love how the author made lists that just naturally included technology options.