I came across a valiant post that yet again argued the need to include technology in our schools. While the points made are valid, they miss the most fundamental problems of schooling – student and teacher beliefs about learning and teaching. If we do not alter our fundamental beliefs, new technologies will simply be implemented in ways that maintain the status quo. Below is the comment I left for the author.
Interesting that your “new” picture is a picture of a traditional lecture hall that has been superficially made more glitzy by the infusion of technology. Not once in your post did you indicate the need for a new way to conceptualize teaching. Instead, you imply that using technology is a goal rather than a means to the end: learning.