Dear District Leaders,
I am writing you because our education system hangs in the balance. Technology is so important to the educational process, yet many of you approach it all wrong. i love technology, but it is not the be all end all answer to school's issues. The process has to be there. Can it transform a classroom? Yes, but it can because the teacher is using it to, not because of the tech that is there. You can't just throw money at the issue.
Tech is the future. It is not going away. It's just going to become more and more prevalent. You as a district leader have to start having plans that work. Tech can transforms students experience by allowing real world projects, connections, differentiation, collaboration, and so much more. It's our job to prepare students for the future. Tech is a major part of the business world so in my mind students should be using basic technology skills in every class. There are issues there though, and many districts continue to make the same mistakes. Below you will find my list:
In closing, technology is just going to become more and more prevalent. You guys can lead the change. Make tech transformative. Teach teachers how to use it. Reject companies that are not innovative no matter how big. Remember its all about the purpose and the practice, its not an issue you can throw money at...