Bay College – Teaching with Technology

I spent a day at Bay College in Escanaba, Michigan in early January for their spring semester opening day. The second of three presentations was titled “Teaching with Technology – Myths & Realities.” This is a clicker presentation where the audience shares their opinions about whether some of the common statements about teaching with technology have any resemblance to the truth of the matter. For example, lots of people say that PowerPoint is Evil – but do they really believe that or is it just a catchy saying? What about “schools suck the creativity out of our children.” Is that mostly true or mostly false? The embedded slide show indicates how the audience of about 45 people voted on each of the potential myths. Only about half of the potential myths were covered during this presentation,so I still have a pretty good supply of material for the next time I give this presentation.