In a Perfect EdTech World

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December 13, 2012 by Brad Currie

School districts and government bodies need to focus more resources on infusing educational technology and web 2.0 tools the right way. Frustration among various school stakeholders is mounting around the state of New Jersey and across the country. Here a five immediate fixes:

1. Invest in infrastructure that will allow technology to do it’s job.

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2. Hire and maintain a robust and well trained tech staff that ensures existing and future educational technology are maintained and work properly.

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3. Infuse technology coaches in each school building throughout the district so that teachers know how to correctly implement current and emerging technologies.

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4. Provide more time during the school day for teachers and administrators to improve their craft as it relates to technology integration.

5. Use the millions of dollars spent on testing in other ways such as supporting the initiatives above.

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3 thoughts on “In a Perfect EdTech World

  1. scotwright says:

    I echo your thoughts here. I don’t see why the “Powers that be” can’t see the need for this as well.

  2. I especially like #5 🙂

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Brad Currie

Brad Currie

Brad Currie is the Middle School Dean of Students and Supervisor of Instruction for the Chester School District in Chester, NJ. He is the co-founder and co-moderator of #Satchat on Twitter. Brad is passionate educational technology and social media in the school setting.

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