Fingal, D. (2012, May). Bloggers beat: Sure, you're resilient, but should you have to be?. Retrieved fromhttp://www.iste.org/learn/publications/learning-and-leading/issues/Bloggers_Beat_Sure_You_re_Resilient_but_Should_You_Have_to_Be.aspx
Summary: In the article, “Bloggers Beat: Sure, You’re Resilient, But Should You Have to Be?”, by Diana Fingal, a few valid points and concerns are discussed. Fingal addresses the faults and drawbacks of classroom technology, which she highlights as technology being “clunky” or slow. Fingal emphasizes that teachers have been conditioned to deal with these technologically aggravating issues, and adopt new qualities such as patience, persistence, and resilience. Bill Ferriter has started this discussion among teachers and their mutual exasperations, which has only encouraged other educators to take note and look up to their superiors for some change in the system. Near the end of the article, Fingal highlights the importance of speaking up about this prominent problem; she states that speaking up and making others aware of these issues is the only way that change can take place.
Question #1: How would you address the problem if you were the teacher?
Answer #1: Well, I definitely agree that as a teacher you have to be constantly constructing back-up plans all the time for your students in case the unexpected happens. This is something that is very important for being a teacher in today’s world, especially with technology as we have seen. Just like the article stated, it is very important to raise awareness of these issues and I would hope that as a prospective teacher, I would inform and encourage my colleagues to speak up.
Question #2: How would you raise awareness about the issue?
Answer #2: I would most likely communicate with my colleagues during our weekly meetings and bring up the issue to the forefront of the table. I would also encourage my colleagues to inform and communicate with our superiors, in hopes that change would occur if we spoke up.