There are many discussions about the types of technology available to schools (or, the lack thereof due to budget limitations), but what if you could design the classroom of your dreams (or maybe just the “ideal” classroom) with any technology you’d want to include if you had an unlimited budget?
Would you stick to the traditional tools or go all out an bring in every wiz bang technology available? Would you include your students in the decision?
From the educators I’ve spoken to most would like to adopt more technology into their learning environments, but it is always a struggle to 1) find the time to research what is available (forget about finding the time to get training on anything new!), 2) get stuck with whatever the IT Admins have provided, or 3) simply don’t have the resources to figure it out. On one hand there is a desire to create the most engaging environment for your students and just trying to keep your head above water with all the obligations you have to meet standards.
Well, I’m curious to know… what would your ideal classroom look like? Dream big – who knows, maybe it isn’t that far away!