Just two questions. Two very valuable questions. Here’s the first one:
1) Does It Enhance Curriculum?
When looking at a new piece of technology ask yourself this question, “Does it enhance my current curriculum?” if the answer is no, stop looking at the tool. You’re done. No matter how fancy the tool is, if it doesn’t fit into the curriculum, you don’t need it. Curriculum needs to be King when it comes to technology purchases. Curriculum should be the basis of every school district and tools should be purchased to enhance it. Purchasing tools without know how it will impact the curriculum is a backwards approach.