Let's get one thing out of the way; I love using technology in my classroom. I use multiple devices, websites, and apps everyday. However, as edtech becomes more prevalent, I hear a lot of fallacious reasoning around the topic that I think can be damaging to both teachers and students. Here are some of the things I hear:
- Mrs. X uses technology in her classroom, so she is a great teacher.
- Because school X is not using a 1 to 1 student device program, the students will not be well prepared for college or careers.
- Giving massive technology grants to low performing schools will solve the issues of educational inequity.
- Computer skills are replacing basic reading and writing skills in the new digital world.