“Our technology is not working as expected.”
“Our staff can only dedicate time to quick fixes and rushed projects.”
“Technology in working in other schools, why is it not working for us?”
If you can sympathise with these statements your school might be suffering from technology malnutrition.
Symptoms of technology malnutrition in a school could be:
- Teachers frustrated that technology continually doesn’t work
- Technology being used for purposes other than what it’s designed for
- Little or no technology experience and knowledge transfer between staff
- No budget allocated for professional technology support
If you suffer from any of these symptoms don’t worry, we have a few suggestions which can help breath a little life back into your IT environment with the aim to produce more learning opportunities for your students this year.
When you go to make your next technology purchase this year think about the below first.
- What learning outcomes you would like to achieve using this technology
- When would you like to see the results
These simple steps will help you channel your efforts and behaviours to make more informed technology purchases. Simply put, it will give you the focus you need to achieve success with your technology this year.
Keep in mind that every school, every classroom, and every teacher will create a unique learning experience for students. In completing these steps you may find that the technology that you’re looking at doesn’t in fact help you to achieve your desired outcome and that there may be a better choice and less expensive options.
If you need assistance with your technology this year, make sure you take advantage of our Free Technology Health Check. More information about what’s included in the health check is located here.
We wish you all the success with your technology this year.