There are so many great bullet points in Scott McLeod’s post “If we were really serious about educational technology,” on his blog about how to get the ed tech revolution ignited. Here are just a few.
Find out the exact percentage of our schools’ families that don’t have broadband Internet access at home rather than treating the amorphous ‘digital divide’ as a reason not to assign any homework that involves use of the Internet.
Show students how to edit their privacy settings and use groups in Facebook instead of banning online social networks because they’re ‘dangerous’ and/or ‘frivolous.’
Recognize the power and potential (and limitations) of online learning rather than blithely assuming that it can’t be as good as face-to-face instruction.
Hope decision-makers are reading this.