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Why EdTech and Curriculum Planning Should Be Aligned

Technology in the classroom has often been referred to as benefiting students, however, schools “are turning towards technology for teaching’s sake, turning the attention towards the needs of the instructor.

“A decade ago, the idea of integrating technology into the classroom changed the possibility of what teachers and students could accomplish or even imagine,” reports EdTechMagazine’s Editor in Chief, Ryan Peterson.

“While that classroom tech created seemingly endless opportunities, districts soon realized they didn’t have the necessary infrastructure in place to support it all. School leadership then shifted their attention to building or rebuilding networks, tackling data management and bolstering enterprise security in order to advance their academic missions.”

With the major focus on building the EdTech infrastructure, tech for teaching was forgotten along the way. While the infrastructure is at the forefront of discussions the actual implementation of the technology introduced began to slip away.

“But now that many have made those investments, the classroom and tech for teaching are once again attracting serious attention,” says Peterson.

EdTechMagazine has outlined how the focus is now being brought back to teaching with new technology. It’s a constantly wavering back and forth but according to Peterson it is back to focusing on the implementation methods being used to “marry IT and curriculum planning, to ensure the goal of improving learning.

“The spiraling adoption of cloud, Software as a Service, Google Apps for Education and Wi-Fi also come under our lens, in The Cloud-Friendly Classroom,’” says Peterson. “Our Tech Trends, Schools Enjoy Flexibility with SaaS,’ delves into the ways that SaaS tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud can help IT teams deliver individualized apps more effectively.”

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Article by Navindra Persaud, Education World Contributor.

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