Reading the text Educational Leadership and Planning for Technology by Anthony Picciano (2010), was like walking down technology memory lane. Picciano’s text reminds us of how much technology in education has evolved. We no longer think of joysticks and floppy disks as cutting edge technology. In fact, my children will never even know the excitement of sharing a giant Apple computer once a week while playing “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?”, but that is progress.
I could have never imagined that I would give up my overhead projector for a document camera. I would never have even guessed that my students would have personal devices. All of these changes are good. They are exciting. They are creating opportunities for change. As educators, we need to support this change. We need to allow teachers to take risks and learn along with their students. This is how we can change the classroom today. This is how we can ensure our students are college and career ready. For glimpse at technology of yesteryear visit http://www.edudemic.com/visual-history-classroom-technology/ .