I came across this interesting post by Patrick Larkin, principal at Burlington High School and a highly regarded connected educator.
I thought this one was particularly interesting because it addresses the issue of focus. How much do we focus on the TECH within our EdTech discussions and ideas? Larkin talks about putting the tech in its proper place, in the background, as a valuable tool, but only that, a tool, to help educate the students better.
Let me know what you think!
yes its true that when tech for tech sake takes the place of learning, we are missing the point... but when the tech can do what we have always done, but better... we need to let the tech take center stage...
As teachers I think we can all agree that trying to have 20 kids do the same thing at the same time for an extended period of time, causes frustration for us and our students, there are so many times when we could use simple homemade video(through ipads or similar devices) or exercises on quizzlet etc..., that can free us up from the role of enforcer and even entertainer, and put us into a more useful role of coach.
just my two cents for whatever they are worth.. thanks for the post