21st century students need 21st century teachers. If we truly wish to offer each student a personalized learning experience then we must reassess how we design, deliver and assess every single lesson. Moreover, we must leverage technological tools and programs to support our role as professional educators. Today’s students, and tomorrow’s leaders, deserve a meaningful education led by forward-thinking professional educators.
I don’t mean to suggest that education technology will replace teachers, because it simply cannot. However, teachers who leverage technology will replace those who refuse to learn or fail to adapt. As technologically dependent pedagogy, such as blended or personalized learning, continue to emerge within the public education system, it’s incumbent upon professional educators to thoroughly research best practices and strategies. Whether we should use technology within the public school system is the wrong question to ask. The real question is how to use technology effectively.
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