Is money spent on school technology money well spent?
Public education has advanced at a rapid pace with the focus on the paperless classroom. Education leaders are advancing the theory that technology can place everything on computers for learning, review and testing. This is the mantra school districts throughout the country have been marching to since the early 2000’s. This focus on creating everything electronically has been advertised as the delivery system to assist our students in becoming better learners.
We are being sucked into the educational technology black hole by focusing more and more of our educational budget on technology infrastructure, software, and hardware.
With the creation of Common Core (the federal government’s attempt at taking over our local school systems) the requirement that all state testing is done on computers to allow quick analysis and feedback to our educators has been established. Unfortunately, so far, we have not seen (more…)