Two years ago, I watched a video produced by a high school class from somewhere east of here. What stuck with me the most was when the students said they needed to ramp down (technologically) when the got to school. Of course none of us has to look very far to confirm that statement. But things may be changing.
Although there have been a slew of articles reporting on the the shortcomings of K-12 schools in adopting technology, a new study commissioned by Cable in the Classroom revealed that large numbers of schools are incorporating technologies and encouraging its use for educational purposes among students.
The biggest increase has taken place in terms of student-created digital media. “”We are experiencing a sea-change in the extent to which teachers are employing mainstream technology by integrating new tools in their classrooms,” reports Dave Nagel, in his article in THE Journal.
This is good news.