Dangerously Irrelevant – “I’m not good at computers.”

I have to share this post from Dangerously Irrelevant (a great blog to follow, by the way) as it offers a very honest and frank observation.  How many times have you heard an educator say, “I’m not very good at computers”?  Or, have you said it?

“I’m not good at math.” “I’m not very good at computers.”

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 06:49 AM PDT

The personal computer has been around for about 30 years. For most of us, the Internet has been around for about 10 years. And yet we still have a sizable percentage of teachers and administrators who can barely work their computers. What does this say about us as educators? As employees of supposed learning organizations who purportedly are all about ‘life-long learning?’

Is saying “I’m not very good at computers” the modern counterpart to “I’m not good at math” (both typically accompanied by a chuckle and a c’est la vie hand wave as if it didn’t matter)?

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