Technology in Schools: The 21st Century Principal

“When people adopt technology, they do old things in new ways. When people internalize technology, they find new things to do.” James McQuivey, Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation

via The 21st Century Principal.

James McQuivey’s book sounds great, but equally interesting is J. Robinson’s take on it. On his 21st Century Principal blog, he discusses technology in schools. Robinson points out that if schools aren’t being disrupted by technology, we’re doing it wrong. He goes on to encourage an individual mindset and school structure that allows risk-taking with technology. I imagine this is easier said than done, but by taking small steps and exploring the possibilities of using technologies that might not be easy or obvious, some pretty incredible learning might happen.



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