A term coined by Clayton Christensen, technology is a perfect disruptive innovator that increases accessibility to learning, simplifies tasks, and brings convenience to digital natives as they learn.
A study of educational technology trends shows us that learning spaces, learning practices, and professional development are being shaped by advancements in technology. Secondly, a study of global technology trends shows us that in some areas of the world, vision and leadership, professional development, and infrastructure of learning environments are enhanced by technology. In well-advanced areas of the world, such as America, a lack of support and vision has brought the development of the culture of innovation to a screeching halt.
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I view technology as an opportunity and catalyst that enhances learning experiences for all students. When support is not provided to students and teachers, however, technology becomes an obstacle, rather than a disruptive innovation.
To meet the demands of a 1:1 technology environment (specifically iPads), the following statement can sum up my innovation project:
Through evaluating our current status, providing differentiated professional development for staff, and crafting a common vision, both students and teachers will achieve their highest potential as they collaborate, communicate, create, and think critically in a global technology infused learning environment.
The following link provides a detailed framework of how technology integration can be manageable and full of growth and achievement for teachers and students:
In the last fifteen months this innovation plan has evolved. A reflection of the learning process, lessons learned, and how I will continue to promote this innovation project can be seen on the following post:
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