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A reflective principal said to me recently that he was questioning the emphasis on pervasive use of technology in classrooms. “So often, I feel like what I’m seeing is use of a gadget for the sake of a gadget,” he said. “I can’t tell what meaningful learning purposes or goals the device is serving. And I worry that technology weakens the student-teacher connection rather than strengthening it.” I understand his concern. I’ve felt much the same in many instances, but I don’t think tech use in schools has to be that way. In fact, I think it’s imperative we understand the difference between technology as the star of the lesson and technology as the servant of learning.

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