I mentioned to my teachers today that we had to get past the literacy phase of technology, and using technology in an adaptive way, so that we could really feel the power of technology through its transformational uses. Easier said than done, but in our 1:1 environment, we have the best chance possible. The attached video, which I found from one of my favorite tech blogs, Free Technology for Teachers, seems like a call to action for achieving transformational uses of technology.
A bit of an addition...
I found these reflection questions for school leaders and tech. leaders. They originally came from Jeff Utecht. Thought that they supported the ideas of transformational technology.
Is the technology being used “Just because it’s there”?
Is the technology allowing the teacher/students to do Old things in Old ways?
Is the technology allowing the teacher/students to do Old things in New ways?
Is the technology creating new and different learning experiences for the students?