Here are several links to articles about technology in the classrooms.

  • National Education Technology Plan 2010  --- Education is the key to America's economic growth and prosperity and to our ability to compete in the global economy. It is the path to good jobs and higher earning power for Americans. It is necessary for our democracy to work. It fosters the cross-border, cross-cultural collaboration required to solve the most challenging problems of our time.
  • The NMC Horizon Report > 2011 K-12 Edition HTML5 Flipbook Version  --- The Horizon Project, as the centerpiece of NMC's Emerging Technologies Initiative, charts the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning and creative inquiry and produces the NMC’s series of Horizon Reports.
  • Many U.S. schools adding iPads, trimming textbooks  ---  The primary reason that technology is not currently 100% infused into teaching and learning is due to the lack of electronic textbooks.  Going to digital text books is truly the only way to move forward with technology as a tool available for every teacher and every student.  I see the physical text book as the actual anchor that is keeping us back.  Remove that anchor and we will go 100% technology based for all instruction.
  • In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores  --- A little different perspective on technology centric classrooms. This article just proves that the measurement methods are all designed around legacy print media methods of teaching and learning and that new ways of measuring student successes are needed.