Sunday, October 12, 2008

Answer to a question (and don't forget the apple pie)

I had to respond in writing to a question about the role of technology in education the other day. Rattling off a response in about 7 minutes, I didn't think too much about it at the time. However, going back over it today, it seemed like a pretty good statement, so I'm putting it here just to have it handy (and for others to see and perhaps comment on).

Technology in education serves as the single most essential element to move our schools from an era of standardization to one of personalization. When deployed and used with care and effectiveness, technology in education enables a level of communication, collaboration, and creativity among all members of the school family that sets us firmly on the course toward achievement of the 21st century skills essential for success in today's and tomorrow's global community. Effective use of educational technology enables us to be more human, more caring, and more wise; it serves as a tool to help make us better people.

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