posted on Nov, 22 2012 @ 09:03 AM
Those who came before me... directly before me... would speak of working with the original computers and punching out the cards to feed through
them.... hours and hours of painstaking work.
My original experience with them involved not having a hard drive and saving everything to the big floppies, shortly before that we saved to a
cassette tape, but quickly evolved into the floppy disks. I learned apple basic and dos and even did cool graphics (for the time) with them. Logo,
fortran, all the base languages, binary, used booleen algebra.... ahhhhhh, those were the days....
It's hard to believe we've come this far in just my lifetime. The kids today have never known a world without internet, a world without digital
images, a world without information at their fingertips that can be immediately searched and retrieved. Books are a relic to them, they can't
concieve the massive libraries of the University and how to find what they want/need without the use of a keyboard. John Dewey is a name they don't
even know. They have no concept of a card catalogue or searching by title, author or subject.
The very logical thought processes that we utilized every day are foreign to them. Linear thinking is lost on them, everything is digital and
hmmmmm....now more than ever, the basics of logic taught in geometry and algebra are a foreign concept to them.... making me reflect on the
methodology I'm using....
Is it imperitive that I teach them the linear thought process or should I tailor the knowledge to their thought processes.... I suppose I need to use
their process to teach them the other process ..... much to think about now.
Sometimes "rambling" is good for me