> “Only high-achieving students benefit from using technology.”
> “Since students today are comfortable with technology, teachers’ use of technology is less important to student learning.”
> “Teachers and administrators have shared understandings about classroom technology use and 21st-century skills.”
> “Teachers feel well prepared by their initial teacher preparation programs to effectively incorporate technology into classroom instruction and foster 21st-century skills.”
Quote: “The report’s recommendations for teachers include the following:”> “Be as fearless as your students. Make a commitment to learning new technologies or applications.”
> “Seek out or create opportunities to collaborate with and learn from your peers.”
> “Evaluate continuing education opportunities and consider options that integrate technology and 21st-century skills development into the curriculum.”
> “Communicate with Parents.”
Comment: I keep looking for significant contributions of technology to curriculum. What I seem to find is that teachers use technology for administrative purposes, rather than for instructional purposes. RayS.
From: Educators, Technology and 21st-Century Skills. Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership. Walden University. Reprinted in “Dispelling Technology Myths.” Reading Today (August/September 2010), p. 33.