Today, I stumbled upon a blog post, “Why Twitter Is a Teacher’s Best Friend,” by Liz Dwyer. While I find Dwyer’s stances on the professional development and networking power of Twitter to be valid and refreshing, I was concerned by the line “Not all teachers have totally embraced Twitter. Some are a little tech-phobic.”
To me, integrating technology to its fullest potential involves finding true solutions. In my own teaching, Twitter is used only in very specific circumstances. Yet, I am not tech-phobic. I hesitate to embrace the proclamation that eschewing a technology makes one tech-phobic, yet many tech blogs seem to follow this bent.
How do you feel? How do you define “technophobia”? How do you make your technology decisions when it comes to information sharing, teaching objectives and networking?
I found this article to be a refreshing perspective in many ways and find it opens the door to an interesting discussion on our perspectives in the tech world and how we view those who adopt technology at slower rates. What do you think?
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