The Dark Side–

Could technology harm your job? Here are some scenarios from the final exams:

Technology Diminishes the Quality of my Teaching

If I work at a school with administrators who don’t understand the demands of teaching, technology may diminish the quality of my life. Students may feel unmotivated to pay attention in class because they know the notes will be online. I may have to deal with an unreasonable amount of parent pressure to keep the online gradebook constantly undated. It is also not impossible that a school might pressure me to use online tools to grade student work and provide lesson plans to a substitute while I am on maternity leave, defeating the purpose of having that time off. Furthermore, students and parents may expect near instantaneous responses to emails at all hours of the day, which could have a strong negative affect on my family life. These are a few of the ways that technology could create more stress and anxiety in my life.