Our educational administrators however really need to get going on this. Leaders right? If teachers in your school or division see that you are not moving forward with some conviction in this area, why would they believe that there is any sense of urgency? Why would teachers think this is important if our administrators aren’t modelling effective use? The teachers that are moving forward need you to understand this area and support them. They don’t need you to be at the same level, but they at least need to know you trust them and will put the systems in place for them and more importantly, their students, to be successful. Take some risks and model both in success and failure that you are a learner; this is what we expect from our students.
This post by George Couros raised a lot of conversation. He has some important things to say, and the folks commenting do as well, the post and comments provide a thought provoking read. What do you think? Is technology necessary for good teaching? Should administrators be using it , modeling and leading the way?
– if you know me, you know where I stand 🙂