Monday, April 27, 2009

It's about your goals...

I love this post from Jeff Utecht, "There's no spork for education!". There's no "one-size-fits-all" tool for students or teachers. As educational techologists, I feel we still battle the tool mentality. When teacher comes to me and says, "I want my students to blog. Can you help me do that?" the first question is invariably "What is the goal you're trying to achieve?" -- maybe we'll blog and maybe we won't.

Your first question should always be, "What am I trying to accomplish?" and THEN "What tools can help me accomplish that best?"

Keep your goals first, always.

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