Day 40 (of 188) a tech review #bcedbloggers #83learns

Day 40 (of 188) tech review

Today we launch our school districts ‘review of technology’. We are working with IBM Consulting – some that I contacted in other districts cringed, others applauded – so I figured that was a pretty good ‘balance’ – especially as so many critiques were dependent on the actual implementation of the plan. During our first meeting, I became optimistic that this would help us to do something we need to do: identify our “pockets of brilliance” and create alignment (which I know from experience is much more difficult to attain than it may first appear….)

Our District Guiding Qs around technology:

  1. What kind of learning do we want students to demonstrate?
  2. What competencies/fluencies do students need to have?
  3. What skills should we teach to use technology as a learning tool?
  4. How do we help teachers to integrate technology into instruction?
  5. How will we build the technical capacity to accomplish this vision?

Our building blocks: infrastructure needs to be in place (not dictating ‘how to use technology’) to enable tech integration

Our Actionable statements:

  1. Students will create and publish original works.
  2. Teachers will establish an online educational presence.
  3. District will support online tools for communicating about student learning
  4. Support best practices about technology and information literacy
  5. Digital citizenship program to teach safe, legal and responsible use of technology

Our next steps include district wide surveys and face-to-face group discussions! It’s going to be an interesting journey as we review what we are (and are not) able to do blending technology and education – and it’s nice to get started!

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About technolandy

Principal of Sorrento Elementary Educator pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Piloting ePortfolios
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