My district is always trying to be the "up and comer" for everything, especially technology. They have a plan for all students in the district to have one to one devices within the next 8 years or so through a "Digital Transformation." I hear about the great things that teachers are doing with technology, and I have 4 main problems with it: 1) There is SO MUCH out there that it is completely overwhelming. 2) Is technology always the better way to do things? For example, one teacher has students read independently during guided reading, and type conversations into Cover It Live. What's wrong with having discussions about books face to face? I feel like the "old-fashioned" way of doing things is just as good in some cases. 3) Younger children seem to need much more assistance with using technology. 4) Many teachers are extending the learning into the home through technology, but 5 of my 20 students don't even have access to the internet. Yesterday my class went into the computer lab to work on their Wixie projects (an online publishing tool), and it took them 35 MINUTES to log into the site and pull their projects up. It turns out that the district has used all of their bandwidth, because the high school is letting students bring devices from home, trying to be one to one. So. Darn. Frustrating!!! I'm just feeling really overhwhelmed after a meeting this morning. There are so many great resources out there that I would love to explore, but I really struggle with the question "Is this really better for my students than what we're doing now?"