There is a panel discussion with superintendents/directors from various districts. During the introduction, one of the gentlemen said, "We do not teach pencils we teach writing, we need to think of technology the same way".
What technology are you using most often in your district?
- 1:1 laptops/netbooks
- Students need to own their work and sharing does not allow that.
- Encouraging students to write about what they read, increased student finishing books.
- Hand-On projects
- Groups projects
- Independent study
- Distance/virtual learning
- One-on-one tutoring
- Students like to use the same resources (cell phones) in school and outside of school.
- Student ownership
- Keep students "plugged in" during school.
- Working technology-professional development
"We do not take our crayons and put them all in one room, there are available in every classroom. That is how computers should be in the school dispersed, throughout, not in a computer lab"
How is technology transforming student learning?
Technology Coaches and Professional Learning Communities - Look at the research. What has been done, what works?
What does the research say?