Technology is for learning, before teaching

This blog post originally appeared on the Education Innovating blog run by Education Evolving from 2010 to 2011. It has now been merged into our main blog.

The weekly guest post is on hiatus this Friday, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

In this video for Ed Week’s forum Unleashing Technology to Personalize Learning, Chris Lehmann, principal of Science Leadership Academy high school in Philadelphia, describes the need to expand technology use beyond teaching so that it serves students and the processes of learning. Otherwise, he says, you end up with a smart board and Power Point slides: Merely a ‘digitalized blackboard.’

The Science Leadership Academy is a project-based high school, formed in a partnership between the School District of Philadelphia and The Franklin Institute. The school was featured on Apple’s website, as a case study.

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