School-IT folks: An article in this morning's EdSurge, a hugely popular EdTech blog out west, had a very good piece from a keynote address from a recent conference. I think it supports the idea that there should be a leading teacher or staff person in a school who knows about EdTech, but that the position will be more and more perhaps not a full-time position.

Eva Moskowitz, the founder of New York City’s Success Academy, said in the article: 

"While that may be heresy, I believe education is a fundamentally a human endeavor that involves motivating and inspiring students to develop a passion for learning. In that sense, edtech is not the answer....While we are re-imagining what’s happening in schools day-in and day out, were are also re-imagining what a district looks like, and how the home office that supports the day-to-day work of schools looks. I think there is an enormous number of ways that we can digitize and automate,” Moskowitz explains...

Understanding the Limits of Education Technology and Risk Taking in Schools

Best regards,

Caleb Clark
Sr. Academic Technologist and 
Teaching with Technology
Degree Chair
Marlboro College: | [log in to unmask] | 802-258-9207
"The technology itself is not transformative. It’s the school, the pedagogy, that is transformative."
- Tanya Byron


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