Here is little piece I discarded from a book chapter I’m working on. I felt it needed to be “published” somewhere.
Because technology is ubiquitous and constantly changing, educators must critically assess technology’s role in shaping learning environments and not blindly adopt every new tech that might possibly be used in education. Importantly, critically assessing technology’s effect is much more than dreaming about how technology might improve student learning. To critically assess technology, educators need to understand that technology is value laden, comes with trade-offs, is limiting, and is limited.