There is no longer any question if we should, or should not, integrate technology into our teaching and learning. The massive question is how should we use technology within our classrooms.
Given this new reality, Surrey school district asked their high schools to apply for an iPad grant. The research is in, and the schools are leading the way. As the initial set of teachers uncover the benefits of iPads and other electronic devices, the staff at EMS, and other schools, will change the look and feel of our classrooms. It is the most exciting time to be in education.
Technology in MyClassroom? “[Our large schools] are organized like a factory of the late 19th C: top down, command control management, a system designed to stifle creativity and independent judgment.” David T Kearns Former CEO Xerox
Some teachers may be thinking: “Who has time to integrate technology in my classroom?” or “My students are doing fine, who needs technology?” Continents have not moved, and 1 + 1 still equals 2.
The concern with these real life statements is that to ignore integrating technology would be to risk becoming irrelevant to our students.
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