1. When planning to make a change or reform, it is important to sometimes “go large,” that is, to implement change system-wide, rather than piecemeal or incrementally.
2. Millennials are not only the only people in our classrooms. They are an interesting mix of technological ability and conformist tendency.
3. How bad will things need to be before school districts begin seeing the imperative for more “blended learning?”
4. Will society be willing to invest in an educational paradigm at a time of economic downturns, political corruption, and general uncertainty? How can the case for paying special attention to schools succeed now, with such a distracted and distressed audience?
5. Hey, colleague. Don’t hate or perpetrating an educational technology. You are already an educational technologist, since technology really means “the study or knowledge of tools,” and you certainly have that. Look at how capably you handle that pen as you mark those papers. And notice the deft way you make assignments clear to students through handouts, or a set of instructions written on the board. “Technology” changes, but it only does the same old things educators have been doing for millennia–mainly stimulating learning through communications media. Oh, yeah. And the future of technology? It’s already here, and students are there already. So stop freaking and start learning or you’ll be a social “tool” without usefulness!
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