Using Ed Tech

This post, by Matt Harris, reflects something I have been telling my students: just throwing technology into a classroom – be it a Smartboard, iPads, or other device – will not improve achievement – it takes a skilled teacher to make that kind of change.

If you read the read the research or take a deep look at “failed” tech programs, you will find a common thread that putting a computer in a student’s hand does nothing to guarantee any learning. It will not, in isolation, give student any addition skills or knowledge by virtue of access to technology, digital resources, or the Internet. There is no PROMISE in Educational Technology.

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