In my experience as a classroom teacher, I witnessed the positive impact technology had on my students. As this technologically driven world moves forward, the need to adapt the role of the educator, as well as meet the demands of the future, are imperative.
In going from old school to new school, the majority of educators are modifying their baseline teaching approach by facilitating learning, instead of simply dispensing knowledge. Today, technology in the classroom is an instrument utilized to deliver instruction/information to accommodate all learning styles. This said, technology has opened the door to a wealth of information which has the capabilities to enhance the educational structure we offer to our students. Most of our students are entering the classroom with a wealth of pre-exposed knowledge to technology and are aware of what the internet has to offer. As educators, it is essential for us to evolve with this generation and with the evolution of technology into our daily lives.
The Dovewhisper Computer Centers were created as an effort to assist teachers in both incorporating technology and enriching their curricula. It is my hope that you and your students will find this site most beneficial and enriching.
Karen L. Evans
Side Note: A few folks have asked how the name, "Dovewhisper" was originated. My husband was a heart transplant recipient of 21 years…the image of the dove is used for the LifeGift organization website. With that in mind, my husband and I brainstormed/searched available domain names and thus....Dovewhisper was created.
It is important we be prepared for the future - for our children - for our community.