|Robobees being developed at Harvard.|
What does this have to do with agricultural education you may ask? Education is always changing due to improvements in technology, challenges in the real world, and the development of new careers. It is always important to stay on top of what is new and current. One day we may be teaching our kids on the operation of robotic bees instead studying how real bee colonies interact. Years ago you would not have been able to find an mp3 player in a school. Now there are classrooms where every single student has an iPad just for school. Likewise, teachers are utilizing the internet and social media to teach their lessons.
As future teachers we need to be aware of these ever changing technologies and how they can be incorporated into the classroom. Check out the blog in the next couple of weeks for more posts on specific, current technologies that are being used in the classroom! Feel free to respond to this blog post with ideas you would like to share! How do you (or did your ag teacher) incorporate cutting edge technology?
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