Thursday, December 12, 2013

Embrace Technology

It is essential for every employee in a school district to embrace technology and learn about the countless benefits to using this information in the classroom. Administrators, teachers, school board members, and support staff need to show that they are proficient in various technology areas. If we want to be able to help our students, we need to learn to speak their language. Their language is technology. Principals need to “promote highly effective practices in technology integration among faculty.” Staff will be given opportunities to develop their skills through technology workshops and having a mentor, a person they can contact for technology help. As the use of technology grows in the world, it becomes more dangerous. Schools need to model the proper use of technology in order to protect students. Acceptable Use Policies are important for staff, students, and parents to fully understand.