Isasa 7 july2011 mobile dfaq _ dfaq

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Anonymous SMS responses from participants (mostly educator/librarians) of the ISASA Conference held in Grahamstown, South Africa during Dick Ng'ambi's keynote presentation on 8 July 2011.

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  1. 1. Search |ISASA: Why do Return to list Next >educators ‘ignore’the powerful devicesalready in the handsof students?2011-07-06 14:55, Views: 0, Answers: 42, Question Id: 8769teachers do not know how to2011-07-07 08:22They fear students will abuse the technology2011-07-07 08:22they r scared2011-07-07 08:22They are not up to date with the technologies themselves and may also not have the money to buy the most up to datethemselves.2011-07-07 08:23fear of technology, ignorance.. Not being up to date2011-07-07 08:23Because pupils will loose them.2011-07-07 08:23Its not part of our thinking: we dont yet know how to control it.2011-07-07 08:23cause distraction in classroom2011-07-07 08:23They feel threatened that pupils will abuse the use of phones during the lessons.2011-07-07 08:23the educators are scared the children know more about the technology than they do.2011-07-07 08:23I use the phones to teach history2011-07-07 08:23Jnr sch head has banned them so we need 2change that2011-07-07 08:23igorance,fear2011-07-07 08:23ignorance and fear of handing control to learners who know more about technology than many educators do.2011-07-07 08:23because we dont see value2011-07-07 08:23Some messages they may receive can upset them2011-07-07 08:23
  2. 2. Dont know how 2 incorporate it into lessons effectively.2011-07-07 08:24INABILITY TO USE MOBILES FOR THIS PURPOSE2011-07-07 08:24In the box thinking2011-07-07 08:24they are afraid2011-07-07 08:24Coz teachers r stuck in their old way of doing things2011-07-07 08:24Already use cel fones they feel intimidated2011-07-07 08:24because it is new technology and goes against what they are comfortable with2011-07-07 08:24Old fashioned teaching methods2011-07-07 08:24lack of control2011-07-07 08:24I dont know much about them, how 2 use them or what they can offer. I have a mobile fone 4 emergencies only. They rnot part of my life2011-07-07 08:24need a paper trail2011-07-07 08:24They are afraid of the unknown and dont realise it can be used as a vehicle to deliver the curric - it is learning andteaching supp material.2011-07-07 08:24because educators dont know how 2 use them themselves2011-07-07 08:24THEY DONT KNOW HOW2011-07-07 08:24They are not comfortable with the technology. Above all, they cannot control the medium and so feel powerless.2011-07-07 08:25Lack knowledge . Kids know more re the tec.2011-07-07 08:25ignorance and fear. They know more than us.2011-07-07 08:25Lack of confidence in use of a rapidly changing technology2011-07-07 08:25we do not trust the students and fear technology in our teaching env.2011-07-07 08:25because they are more efficient than we are and teachers want to be in control.2011-07-07 08:25not sure how the technology can work to assist in learning2011-07-07 08:25bcos they are often using their phones for non educational matters and are not doing what they have been directed todo2011-07-07 08:25
  3. 3. 2011-07-07 08:25educators are caught up in traditional ways and are afraid to change. I believe you need to adapt and change or be leftbehind.2011-07-07 08:25They r afraid of what these devices can do.....they do not understand how 2 use the device properlythemselves.....scared of unknown!2011-07-07 08:25we are not allowed to because of our principals policy of no cell phones - if I could use them I would2011-07-07 08:26Possibly a fear of losing the childrens attention, that they will be distracted from the educational task by use of mobiletechnology.2011-07-07 08:27 Add an answer Return to list Next >

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