Essay on Technology And The Classroom Technology

760 Words Oct 19th, 2015 4 Pages
Classroom technology has gone a long way since computer labs and teacher desktop computers. Amazingly, this long way is only five years old in many cases. Technology moves so fast that it is a wonder that school districts are able to keep up. Technology departments are always on the look out to stay in front of the developments and keep districts on the cutting edge with devices and classroom instruction. This requires sound leadership and vision in order to achieve.
The first consideration in implementing classroom technology is selecting technology. A central feature in selecting technology is the device, and for many people when they think of technology they equate it with a device. However, technology is much more than that. Technology is a mindshift. It is a consideration regarding how to solve problems, translated to education it is a way to think about curriculum. Therefore before a device can be considered, the school district needs to be “ready” for technology. This starts with the vision of the district. If the district is ready for students to create, collaborate, research, and connect they are ready for technology. Only then should devices be considered, because if a district is not ready for technology education, implementing, supporting, and maintaining will shut down because there is little investment by the stakeholders.
Selecting the equipment is the next step once the school’s vision is secure. Classroom technology equipment must first and…

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