Incorporating Intentionality in School District Tech Choices

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Image courtesy of Ms. Eileen Bishop, Burley Elementary School

In this SmartBrief Education blog post “Tech Tip: Let instruction take the lead on technology decisions”, Dawn McGrath, Ph.D., Director of secondary education at Hamilton Southeastern Schools, reminds administrators and leaders about the importance of intentionality when selecting technology for schools.  While this article addresses decision making on the school district level, these helpful points can also guide school and classroom technology choices to support student learning.  In the article, she explains, “Commitments to hardware and software must be the result of clearly articulated academic purposes. Individuals with the understanding of the curriculum, assessment and instruction must take the lead.”  To help with these technology choices, Dawn offers ideas for guiding strategic planning and leadership.

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