"I agree it is a sum of parts... you need well trained enthusiastic teachers willing to take risks (willing to fail) and you need the technical infrastructure to support the expanded use of technology. With the cost of laptops (if you include…"
"Our district used to be a leader, I was one of 17 Instructional Technology Specialists to help teachers. We did that for 6 years, then they cut us because after that amount of time they decided the teachers should know everything they needed to…"
"My vantage point is from the IT side of the house. To move the schools forward in my world it takes money. Money for hardware - servers, switches, wireless access points and security mechanisms. Money for staff - Instructional Technology Experts…"
"I agree with all of the statements being made, but wonder, what can we do about it? We have a significant number of educators involved in this discussion who have power to bring their schools/districts a little closer to a system that empowers…"
The IT department, in my opinion, would be best served by a combination of skills. One set would be strong technical skills -- from technicians or computer industry professionals. The other set would be technology integration skills from a…"
""Our students are more prepared for the industrial revolution than any generation in history"
"Only 2 entities forbid the use of cell phones, The Taliban, and US Schools!"
Are we behind? YES! Why? Lack of Leadership is a good…"