Saturday, December 11, 2010

Why Low-Tech Teaching is often Teched-Up Teaching

“That’s pretty funny,” my wife said when she first saw this new blog.

“What is so funny?” I asked.

“Your blog is about technology and yet you drew the logo by hand on a SMART Board,” she replied.

This brings up the great point about why low-tech teaching is often teched-up teaching. When we have a job to do, we like to grab the tool in front of us that we feel most comfortable with. Because of this, often the lowest tech solution to a problem is the best.

So while every faculty member at my school has the Adobe creative suite on their laptops with programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, the comfort level is higher with SMART Boards. So I chose to use a SMART Board to create the TechedUpTeaching logo rather than the Adobe Creative Suite.

And after all, as teachers we love writing on boards . . .

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