Tossing around ideas in class about PLN's helped me to get some other perspectives. I was able to talk about somethings that I felt were important and to also see some sides that I had not thought of on my own.
A few basic things that we all agreed on was the following
-There a huge lack of understanding and knowledge among teachers about using technology in the classroom and no one in the school systems seems to demand it.
-Teachers need to use technology to educate the students, and to be effective they need to get creative even if it means going outside of the comfort zones of parents.
-Students crave technology as an educational tool and teachers need to make it available.
As a future teacher this means that I need to do whatever I can even if it means to pave the way in my future school for using technology. It won't always be easy but someone has to do it.