The Technology Tools Are Not the Point
Educational technology is making possible powerful new ways to learn. But the foundational concept is not “technology in the classroom.” After reading this post, Five Ways to Empower Students, I wonder: Is the concept the “power of us?”
Adora Svitak certainly makes that argument here:
What’s the most powerful resource in your classroom? Is it the formidable stack of textbooks, the encyclopedia, the computer? As much of a reader and education technology enthusiast as I am, I believe this most powerful resource is something else entirely. It’s something collective — the diverse imaginations, observations, opinions, hopes and dreams of students. By empowering students, you can engage them further in learning, provide a more democratic learning experience and, of course, find the most powerful resource in your classroom: us.
Read the post and let me know your thoughts.
Do you think that technology tools are the most powerful resource in your classroom? Or do you see yourself as empowering to your students?