Great blog post from a great blog called "Connected Principals" which, incidentally, our own Rabbi Akevy Greenblatt (or on twitter @Akevy613 ) is a contributor to! The post is written by George Couros, a principal in Alberta, and can be read by clicking here: http://www.connectedprincipals.com/archives/1882
The main thesis is that while educators should be open to frequent change, especially in the days of radical changes happening seemingly everyday in the realm of educational technology, the best teaching is STILL 'always built upon relationships.' The post serves to encourage all teachers to push themselves to learn new things, to not be afraid of making mistakes and learning from them, and, as the author writes, "When the screen pops up, to click any of these words: Accept, Next, and OK. I promise you that you will not wreck anything, but the rewards on the other side of these words are worth the risk. Go for it!"
It is in this realm that EdTech becomes such a powerful tool. NOT as a replacement for a teacher. Rather, it serves to enhance and strengthen the positive relationships between teachers and students that form the bedrock of good education.
I have seen, at times, various people in the field of education resist technology with some form of this criticism: "What, a computer is going to replace the teacher now?? Come on!" I think that this blog post is truly a great response, as it points out that EdTech helps teachers, and certainly does not make them obsolete.
Hope you enjoy.