Who are the people driving the use of technology in the curriculum? With the push for all educators to become users of technology inside and outside the school walls, I take a moment to reflect about this on the day after Mother's Day with the idea that it takes more than parents to educate a child. It takes all of us.
In my teaching of workshops in the past, I have encountered many teachers, specialists, administrators, and library-media people who are proponents of the use of technology and curriculum. In one instance, one school was successful because they had a physical education teacher, who voluntarily helped the teachers learn about and practice new technologies and on her own time, I might add.
Who is responsible for students using technology appropriately and with purpose toward learning goals? Do you have to be a classroom teacher to do this? Are those who teach teachers gearing their lessons, blogs, Web pages and courses just to this select group of people, and if so, why are they doing that?
I invite comment on this.