Tech Be Nimble
There's a great post by Ryan Ihrke over on edutopia about one-size fits all education. I love it for several reasons. He talks about how 1:1 computing is just like 1:1 anything -- only as powerful as the teaching that supports it. But my favorite point of his is this: we don't even blink when we think about clothes coming in different sizes. We just pick the size that fits us. But for some reason, even with all the talk of "21st century skills" that's buzzing around schools these days, we still expect our education to be one-size fits all. We've just replaced the textbook with a tablet.
Individualization doesn't happen just because we put a piece of technology in every student's hands. It happens when we're thoughtful about how our curriculum and pacing can serve the diverse learners that we know are going to walk into our classroom each day.
Needs change. Technology changes. The best educational technology stays nimble.