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Great new things are happening regarding technology in the classroom that promise to improve the education of tomorrow's workforce and leaders.
And many of today's technology giants are getting into the act.
It's all good, right?
It can be, but while experimenting with new approaches and continually seeking better ways to teach an ever changing population, schools must be careful to not chain themselves to programs, purchases and freebies that sound great now but become ineffective burdens later.
"Schools are too often focusing on buying technology hardware and not thinking enough about how to use it," according to
"'I bought all this technology, now what?'" said
Of course, every transition has its own growing pains and mistakes -- which offer opportunities to do better in the improvement phase.
"No matter what plan a district goes with, school administrators and teachers need to know what they're all in for," said iNACOl's Powell.
"The vision needs to come first."
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