The professional workforce has been quick to adopt new technology tools. We readily accept that tablets and smartphones, teleconferencing and social media are now essential fixtures of the workplace for millions across the globe. Yet we've been slow in extending these advances to our schools, and in particular our K-12 schools. While many children's home lives are abuzz with the same platforms and devices as the 21st century workplace, school just hasn't kept pace, and in many classrooms pedagogies are barely more inclusive of new technology than they were in the 1980s.
Deb Gardner's insight:
The article presents several arguments for the use of technology in our classrooms.
However if there is not a focused and coherent plan with expected outcomes supported with adequate ed tech leadership and PD, it's likely that ed tech will be a useless distraction instead of a lever for learning. #wasteofmoney
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