Educational Technology

November 30, 2010

Boomers turn 65: Generation embraces ever-changing technology

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Janice Gritz, 65, knew computers would be the wave of the future, and she welcomed that future with open arms, purchasing her first one in the early 1980s. Like Gritz, baby boomers have seen history’s most rapid-fire changes during their lifetimes, including the birth and boom of modern technology. “From my viewpoint, the boomers’ greatest contribution has to be the design and total utilization of the personal computer,” Gritz said. “Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates and others could see beyond government and military use.” As an educator, Gritz jumped on the bandwagon early. While some around her weren’t as enthusiastic, Gritz trained herself on new technologies so she could use them as tools to teach her students. “I was in Germany in 1985. I remember I bought my first Apple computer. I thought this would change everything in education,” she said. “I didn’t know how, but I knew it was going to.”

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