Technology Integration In School

Of all of the people in the school building, as a group, no one is more excited about using technology than the students. By sixth grade, most students can create and save a Word document and save it …

Heath does mention that websites will be published weekly that support the curriculum objectives and that the Technology Facilitators would get together to write curriculum that supports the content standards, but these are being put together by staff that have little knowledge of the new curriculum and subject matter.

There is much resistance to learning to use an electronic grade book or electronic lesson plans because they are not mandated in the employee contracts. If staff does not know how to use these simple tools, one wonders where this will leave the students in becoming literate in technology. This is backward thinking. In the next negotiation session, the school board needs to toughen up and demand technological literacy from the staff.