The school that I teach in looks nothing like the one I attended. The room I started teaching in wasn't the same as the one I finished teaching in. Will Richardson's blog post "So What is the Future of Schools?" ponders what "schools of the future are supposed to be about." He says while at the Microsoft School of the Future Summit, one conversation talked about teachers not using technology because the students were passing the tests fine without it. Is that acceptable? What should be the goal of a school: Pass a standardized test or prepare for the future? How do we blend the excellent teaching that is currently going on with the available technology? More importantly, how do we convince those who disagree with technology in the classroom of it's benefit?
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