Edtech in schools seems to be going through a difficult phase right now. It’s kind of like an awkward, gangly teenager and no one is sure what it is going to look like in the end.
On one hand, we’ve got the typing, presentation and spreadsheet skills curricula and people.
We’ve got app people.
We’ve got coders and programmers.
We’ve got makers.
We’ve got skype-in-the-classroom, work-with-others-and-collaborate people.
But I’ve seen few classrooms, curricula or advocates for a balanced program that pulls these pieces together.
Is this a phase? Are we there yet? (do we even know where “there” is?)
Like working with teenagers, “it’s complicated” might be the most realistic response.