Technology and Education: Your Thoughts?

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Wondering if anyone else here is interested in the many conversations - ongoing since I don't know when, at least since I began blogging in 2007 - around educational technology.

One recent site of this conversation is over at Connected Principals with Gerald Aungst's post: Why “I Don’t Do Technology” Isn’t Acceptable

As always, I'm taken with the polarized argument. It seems as if you either use tech in teaching or you don't. And if you don't you are a bad teacher.

I've written about my thoughts on Leading from the Heart, including,

how do I (as a mother at home, as a teacher in the classroom) ensure that technology is used purposefully and not just something to stare at, to bemuse? I think the answer lies in modelling purposeful use of technology

and

I get irked that we are muddying the waters, looking for magic bullets when all we have to do is care more about our students as people.

 

What are your thoughts?

 

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