“There has been a virtual revolution in these last 10 years in terms of these devices, these machines, [and] this connectivity,” he added, also identifying Web 2.0 as an item educators must familiarize themselves with.
“We’re in the fourth wave of technology right now and we are not out of this. Web 2.0 is a doorway that educators must past through.”
Jackson said that while the technology is being introduced, it is not being integrated into curriculum at the same rate.
“Education, funding…we’re just in a transitory historic interface. And the problem is it’s my lifetime in which we’re working it out. So it’s happening just as soon as I thought it would and not nearly as fast as I thought it would,” Jackson said.
He told listeners to pair up with other like-minded colleagues who could help further their goals to integrate technology into the classroom as opposed to being discouraged by naysayers.
“You’ve got to find two three or four people who you are routinely holding each other accountable,” said Jackson. “This is your future to negotiate with. No one stops you, not the nastiest, crankiest person in your school or who you work with.”