From one of my favorite sources on all things ed tech:
It’s always been about evolving pedagogy. Not about the “stuff”, but about how we use incredibly powerful tools to create new opportunities for ourselves and our students. Too many technology plans are nothing more than shopping lists. Most of what I see in classrooms with carts filled with tablets is nothing more than expensive worksheets, activities still devoid of connections, collaboration, and creativity. We need more education plans infused with appropriate “technologies” and the required professional development and measures that include words other than “engagement” and fewer technology plans. I have said for nearly 25 years, any teacher who can be replaced by a computer should be. Let’s move beyond the machines and keep the “high touch” in the conversation with our “high tech.”
There, now I feel better.