When it comes to using computer technology in school, it is easy to get sidetracked by the latest “cool” thing. There are 2 key questions to ask before using computer technology in the classroom.
1. Does the technology allow for new and unique learning experiences that are not possible without it?
2. Does the technology allow for increased, more efficient learning that is not be possible without it?
If neither question gets a yes response, consider whether it is worth the time to use the technology.