Technology's Role in School
Technology's Role in 21st Century Learning Workshop
be a powerful lever for school reform, at the classroom, school,
and district levels. However, too often technology is implemented
poorly and then applied in ways that only buttress traditional practice.
can be used to:
- Change Teaching
- Support Whole
- Drive State
and School District Education Reform
- Provide powerful
tools to build Coalitions (Email Groups, Web Sites)
examples of these practices are:
to the Future 2 (archived), Boston's five-year technology and
learning plan, 2001-2006. Also see LINC
III Pillars for Success: Access | Information | Innovation (2006-2009).
and Education for Schools and Technology (B.E.S.T.), the organization
leading policy development and legislative initiatives in Massachusetts.
Goes Home@School and Technology
Goes Home, two exemplary initiatives to bring technology into
the homes of students and families in Boston. These programs are
managed by the Boston
Digital Bridge Foundation, with key partners Mayor Thomas Menino
and the Boston Public Schools.
There are now
many advanced schools and districts in the US and the rest of the
world. This Stages of Technology Implementation
(updated 2010) chart utilizes the CEO
Forum STaR Chart's methodology for Early Tech, Developing Tech,
and Advanced Tech stages, but expands the Target Tech indicator
category into four sub-stages: Ubiquitous, Early Network Effects,
Significant Network Effects, and Replication and Publication.
Educational Technology Applications and Infrastructure
instrument (2010) rates educational technology student applications,
teacher applications, and infrastructure elements on a scale of
1 (Minimal) to 5 (Ubiquitous) for current level of utilization in
your school or district and for desired future level.
by Bob Pearlman on Technology's Role in School Reform
Riveting Ideas. Five innovative education leaders (Milton
Chen, Bette Manchester, Rick Martinez, Bob Pearlman, and Beverley
Royster) share their ideas about technologies that could improve
the instructional landscape in this country in the January-February
Issue of EDTECH Focus on K-12 magazine.
Role of Technology and Facilities in Redesigning the American
High School" (PDF), Winter 2002
At High Tech High (San Diego)" (PDF), 2001
K-12 Education Drive On the Information Superhighway?",
Education Week Commentary, 5/25/94
with Technology: A Tour of Schools Where It's Happening",
Technology & Learning, January, 1991
Role in School Restructuring", Electronic Learning ,Guest
Editorial, June, 1989