I started this category as a way of keeping track of what other people had thought and written about educational technology, specifically a one-student, one-laptop program. I'm way behind. The school I am interested in, The Girls' Middle School, has put off implementing the program until the fall of 2005 (at the earliest). None the less, there's interesting stuff out there I need to round up:
Seven Myths of Educational Technology or If You Want to Know How to Use Technology in Teaching, Ask a Teacher!
Bill Scroggins, March 1998
Frankly, I'm getting tired of every non-educational (read business, political) organization telling us how to use technology and citing technology as the savior of education. Yes, technology is a valuable tool, but it must be used appropriately, coupled with other needed tools of education, and provided by a trained, supported, empowered faculty. Here are some of the myths others are propagating and how we should respond.
The seven mythsare in the areas of access, cost, development of technology applications, and the focus on learning.
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