Good tech is invisible

I love how Carla Beard puts it in the NCTE Council Chronicle of September 2008:

…as we use technology more, we notice it less. For example, we think less, “My students are blogging” and more, “My students write regularly for an authentic audience.” At that point, the technology has become fully integrated.

She quotes David Warlick:

The most important thing to remember about technology in our classrooms is that it is not about the technology… The technology comes along because it has become the pen and paper, light and sound, of the twenty-first century…

How long before wiki-ing is as automatic as the word processor or “google-ing” information is today?

I have been nominated for the Google Teacher Academy being held in NYC and my principal supports it! Perhaps I will bring some good answers back with me.

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