I'll admit, I am a technology junkie. In my opinion it is not very difficult to quickly become one as a result of the world that we live in. The challenge for people like me is to develop a school culture that not only places an emphasis on academic rigor and excellence, but also one that promotes learner creativity and imagination. I truly believe that students who are placed in stimulating environments where their curiosity is peaked, creative juices are unleashed, and their wildest dreams are brought to fruition (well, sort of), increases in achievement will follow. I feel this short video really sums up what I am trying to say nicely:
With so much emphasis placed on standardized testing and accountability schools have become complacent in meeting the needs of learners in the 21st Century. School has become like a dreaded chore that no child wants to be a part of. If systems of education want to see greater advances in achievement maybe they should make better attempts at turning student dreams into reality with resources that are readily available. These are just my ramblings. What are your thoughts?