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This post, from the Innovative Educator, warns about the dangers of misusing or poorly implementing technology tools into classroom activities. Technology was never meant to take the place of good instruction or thoughtful implementation. Throwing technology at a problem or a lesson in your classroom will not solve anything. Professional development is essential. It is vital that teachers take the time to learn about the technology tools that our kids are using and spend time talking with kids and other educators about how to develop lessons that incoporate these tools into relevant and authentic learning experiences. Technology is there to help teachers adapt good lessons to help kids be successful in their future, not our past.
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The Innovative Educator: Tech Doesn’t Make Us Illiterate. Not Embedding it Into Instruction Does.