New Slide: What Do You Want LEADERS to Do With Technology?

Most members of Radical Nation know that I whipped up an image titled What Do You Want Students to Do With Technology a few years ago that tends to resonate with audiences.  It is certainly the most popular piece of content that I have ever created, racking up nearly 40,000 views on Flickr and turning up in #edtech presentation after #edtech presentation.

A few weeks ago, my buddy George Couros — who writes extensively about school leadership and modern learning spaces over at The Principal of Change — created a mashed up version of the slide designed to detail the kinds of things that school prinicpals and superintendents should be doing with technology.

With George’s permission, I turned his thinking into another hand drawn image that looks similar to the original.  Check it out here:

(Click here to view/enlarge/download the original image on Flickr)

So whaddya’ think?  Are George’s ideas about the role that technology should play in the lives of school leaders?  What would you add to his lists?

More importantly, are these the kinds of things that YOU are doing with technology?  If not, why not?!


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2 thoughts on “New Slide: What Do You Want LEADERS to Do With Technology?

  1. Deborah Welsh

    An incisive and perceptive interpretation of how technology should transform learning, as usual Bill! The internal struggle remains in schools, and in the minds of teachers – how does this transformation happen while I have to get through the content in my curriculum? Teachers need help with the transforming of visionary ideals about learning into the practical. “How do I assess this?” may still be the ultimate question for schools, even though everything I’m now reading about connected learning says it can’t be the priority. Creative thinking in curriculum design is vital.

    1. Bill Ferriter Post author

      It’s interesting, isn’t it, Deborah, that assessment remains the driving force behind everything that we do in schools.

      Drives me nuts, actually.

      Makes me want to go back to a time when teachers were free agents — think Ancient Greece — and parents could hire whoever they wanted for whatever reason they wanted and keep those teachers for as long as they wanted. Choices weren’t made based on assessment results. Instead, they were based on whether or not a teacher could inspire a learner and keep them engaged and challenge them because they knew them deeply.

      Sure, producing results matters. But the results that mean the most often can’t be measured.


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