Technology with intention is a starting point for implementing tech solutions in the classroom.
As schools search to keep curriculum relevant in an world where students are hyper-connected to information and each other, teachers and administrators often get stuck trying to find the why and how of tech adoption. It isn’t enough to mandate that teachers use technology, there must be a sufficient training and a clear transition plan from the way things were done to the way things could be done.
I posted on the philosophy of technology with intention previously, on the Billings Beta Tech Blog, with the following words and graphic:
A well-rounded technology curriculum has to address the unique complexities of growing up digital and should leverage this generation’s technological fluency to create meaningful connections to self, environment, and each other.