Technology Rich Schools – Dream or Reality

I was talking with someone who is aware of the technologies in many schools in the area.  When I mentioned a technology, he usually would say “Well, a few districts have it.”  After we went through numerous technologies that I thought were common place, I came to realization that only a few schools are technology rich in having a variety of technology. Yet our educational technology gurus are talking about Web 2.0 (or is it Web 3.0 by now?) technologies. They are promoting  all manner of futuristic technology,when most schools do not even have Web 1.0 technologies.  I love to dream but I also have to deal with reality.  Let’s help schools use what technology they have to improve student learning. It is not what schools have but how they use it.  A word process is still a powerful learning tool!


2 Responses to “Technology Rich Schools – Dream or Reality”

  1. 1 MagsED205 January 28, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    I agree that many schools are not nearly as well off as other schools in terms of funding and available technology. I also think that just because certain schools may be further behind than others it doesn’t necessarly mean those students are suppose to fend for themselves in learning technology. Schools with a lack of funding and technology should still try to gain more access to technology while at the same time working with what they have in front of them. This will allow students to be aware that there is more technology available out there that may work faster and better but that they can still do similar tasks with what they have readily available to them. Perhaps by making students familiar with what they can and cannot due they will be able to help in the pursuit of gaining more access for schools with a lack of technology.

  2. 2 Matt205 February 2, 2008 at 2:59 am

    I think that that is a huge problems with schools todays. Some schools cannot afford the same quality of technology and therefore some students are set up to be set back because they are not as tech-savvy

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