I have obviously forgotten what it is like to be in graduate school and taking classes in the summer. My students are always busting a gut to get out of class. Am I really that boring? Probably not, but I am the teacher now, not the student, so my perspective is going to be different.
Let's think about being a student. So, what did I enjoy about taking classes? Meeting new people, learning new things, and discussing new information with others. What did I not like? Reading volumes of stuff or writing long, boring papers. This, however, is not the format for my Technology and Education class, but apparently my project-based learning approach is really throwing them for a loop. Or maybe my students are just not that into technology.
So what is an excited technology professor to do? I have so much stuff I have learned in the 2 years since I taught a technology class and I want to share it! I know that some of my students are still getting used to using technology and they are taking it a little slower; but for the younger crowd, I am terribly disappointed that they don't want to explore or play with the fun tools I share. They just want to know what is the assignment and when is it due. I can't seem to get them excited about anything in technology and I don't know why.
Okay, so maybe it is they are JUST NOT THAT INTO TECHNOLOGY. And it isn't really me!