Wednesday, April 18, 2012
We have been having lengthy discussions within the Religious Education Committee on whether or not to have good-sized flat screen monitors in all education rooms. They would be connected to dvd players/computers to help illustrate lesson plans. They are not intended to be used all the time, but for special instances or programs. I am torn on this. I am not against well managed screen time. My kids work on the computer and watch TV, so it isn't that I am against screens - I am just not sure about them in the classroom. We are also not a wealthy congregation and I am reluctant to use much of our RE budget towards this expense. I have heard, though, many UU congregations are jumping on the high-tech multi-media bandwagon and have some pretty snazzy RE rooms. I have also heard that a lot of UUA curriculum will be in this format. I would love to hear some of your thoughts on this. What is your congregation doing? Have you had these talks? Is this the future of RE and I need to get on board?