Considering technology in schools
You may need to make decisions about purchasing digital devices, but it’s what you’re doing with the devices that matters.
BYOD (bring your own device) and cloud-based platforms give you more freedom to focus your energies on providing a consistent learning experience for every student.
Here are some questions to keep in mind:
- Have you developed a plan for personalized instruction models across the district that effectively leverage devices?
- Is your technology purchasing aligned closely to your school model, student demographic, shared vision, and goals for achievement?
- What’s access to Wi-Fi like in your community? Do you need to find solutions to effectively deliver interactive learning to every student?
- Where will you find media-rich digital content to support online and blended learning?