CURMUDGUCATION blog asks: When It Comes to Public School Technology… Who REALLY Is Being Served?

Who Is Being Served?

Posted: 15 Mar 2016 01:22 PM PDT

The issues of tech in education are a mixed and mottled bag. Some folks are driven and excited to get any tech into a classroom no matter what, and other folks automatically rise up in revolt when education technology darkens their door. I fall into neither camp.

Modern ed tech can be hugely helpful and enormously valuable. It can open up a whole world of possibilities. But like most magic, it comes with a price, and sometimes the price is too high and the benefits too small.

When someone wants to drop some tech on us, it’s time to ask some questions, and boy, are there many questions to ask. How do we distinguish between tech that can enhance education and tech that needs to be avoided? I think we can cut to the heart of the matter with one question.

Who is being served?

Read the rest of the blog here: CURMUDGUCATION: Who Is Being Served

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