Doug Belshaw has got a long post, but one well worth reading, looking at the current state of technology in education.
The point that he brings out throughout is that technology isn’t the answer to all ills in classrooms – that teachers have to not only know how to use it, but how to integrate it into exciting, relevant lessons. He concludes:
Im not saying school should entertain students, necessarily, but whats being presented should be at least mildly relevant and interesting. After all, we as teachers get grumpy and fractious when single day in-service training sessions dont pique our interest. Lets start selling the benefits of educational technology and lead by example