I received some confirmation today that the Forest Hills Media Specialists are moving towards the right direction with our Reinventing the Library program. The White House came out with their National Educational Technology Plan and many of the concepts we are building into our district media curricula were listed on this plan. This graphic was extremely helpful to understand the directions that our country wants to follow when implementing technology in our schools.
A few important concepts I pulled out from the plan were:
Technology also can help capture learners’ attention by tapping into their interests and passions.
Technology can enable personalized learning or experiences that are more engaging and relevant.
Technology can help organize learning around real-world challenges and project-based learning—using a wide variety of digital learning devices and resources to show competency with complex concepts and content.