Implementing Technology Resources In Schools

1172 Words 5 Pages
Educators face many hurdles going down the technology implementation road. Caution signs pop up spontaneously, and concerned citizens make multiple reports that must be reviewed and analyzed. Some speed bumps are placed thoughtfully to calm the traffic, while other devices are in place to ramp up with speed of implementation. In order to implement technology resources in schools, the six critical issues that must be tackled in order to ensure students are gaining essential 21st century skills are creating growth mindsets, allocating time appropriately, building in professional development, skillfully funding the resources, ensuring the reliability of technology, and ultimately developing a system to maintain the progress that has been made. …show more content…
This is key to getting everyone on the same page and on board. Professional development must extend beyond simply providing an overview how to use different resources, but must be engrained with the district initiatives, time to practice and play, and be supported by an accountability piece. Furthermore, quality professional development will inspire teachers through sharing best practices while also boosting morale and confidence. Coaching should be provided in a constructive manner both to the group as a whole and on an individual basis. Warlick states, “In the 21st century, literacy now includes a range of skills to find, navigate, access, decode, evaluate, and organize the information from a globally networked information landscape (Warlick, p. 17). Transforming classrooms into these rigorous, redefined settings will not happen over night, and teachers must be willing to receiving coaching feedback to continue to improve their practices. Furthermore, continued professional development will also assist in maintaining a high level of expectation, buy-in, and support through the good and bad of any …show more content…
When educators look at advancing their own practices for the betterment of their students and society with an open mind, transformation will occur at impressive rates. No longer are traditional 20th century classrooms preparing students for 21st century jobs and careers. In order to truly prepare students to be independent thinkers and critical analyzers of the world around them, schools must equip them with real-world technologies. The digital generation was born into a technologically advance world. Jane M. Healy encourages teachers to build on our students’ experiences as we move toward collaborative learning with constructivist applications that is truly student-centered. Teachers have a great opportunity to capitalize on student knowledge, interests, and tools while redefining literacy in the modern

Related Documents