Legitimate Question

Why do you think public schools are so behind the technology and innovation curve?

At my school, electronic devices are banned and confiscated by most teachers. Our principal supports us choosing when they are allowed to be used, but there’s a sign on every door that tells students to put them away and there are teachers who confiscate them on sight - not even if they’re being used. Most teachers don’t integrate student technology into lessons and activities unless they’re going to a computer lab.

So, why do you think public schools are so behind the technology and innovation curve?

  1. benotprouddeath answered: Integrating student owned technology is a minefield not worth traversing.
  2. holtthink answered: It is usually a money thing…
  3. geofaultline reblogged this from everyfiredies and added:
    Cuz we are more concerned with kids following the rules than actually teaching them how to function in Society!
  4. writing-and-inspiration answered: Too much teaching to the test and not enough focus on creative, modern lesson plans.
  5. buntsfromaleftcoastgirl reblogged this from everyfiredies and added:
    I can only speak for myself, but in my classroom I’ve thought of ways to try to integrate their phones. But I work in a...
  6. paintbrushdrive answered: Money, budget…also we don’t receive training/professional development on how to use them to our advantage.
  7. metricfigure answered: My school is a charter with a mostly young (23-35) staff, so what it really comes down to for our administration is money.
  8. mrskaaay reblogged this from everyfiredies and added:
    I think one of the big problems with technology in a public school comes down to money. Many people can relate to this...
  9. allisonunsupervised answered: Too many fossilized control freaks.
  10. windycitylibrarian answered: Lack of training and maybe even a lack of understanding on how technology can be beneficial.
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