Why Exactly, Do We Push All This “EdTech Stuff”??

I had a conversation last night with someone who was asking me how I might respond to school stakeholders who question the need for integrating educational technology in our schools, especially if I did not have any empirical evidence that “any of this stuff helps.” While I had some of my own answers to that question, I happened to come across an excellent blog post this morning by Lyn Hilt (@l_hilt on twitter for those of you with a PLN!) that I think really addresses this issue head on. As she writes, it’s less about the technology itself and more about “partnering” with the students, seeing what they need and want in an educational experience, and providing a framework that works within that. Increasingly, as our students continue to enmesh themselves further in technology, the best way to do this is through the use of EdTech.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this post…it really resonated with me.

Here’s the link to the blog post.


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