Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Are Schools Prepared for Online State Assessments? - Finding Common Ground - Education Week

Are Schools Prepared for Online State Assessments? - Finding Common Ground - Education Week:

 "Many educators are proponents of using technology throughout the school day. They believe that technology is not an add-on and that most students use it naturally as if it is merely another appendage. You can't walk into a mall or restaurant without seeing someone with a Smartphone in their hand. It is a billion dollar industry and the companies behind the devices typically have some of the best commercials to advertise their products.

Principals, and other school leaders, do formal observations on their iPads because it cuts down the time it takes to do an observation. It also helps lead by example and sends a message to students that their teachers and principals are current. By using technology, we model our 21st century skills. As much as I enjoy using technology for research, writing, social networking and observations, I would not consider myself a technology enthusiast. I do not have the latest gadgets and enjoy unplugging from time to time."


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