3 MINUTE SURVEY: Why isn't your school organization making more progress?
Why aren't schools making more progress when it comes to effective implementation and integration of digital technologies? Here's what K-12 educators usually tell me when asked (list is in no particular order):
- Lack of adequate funding \n
- Unsupportive state / federal legislators \n
- Teacher / union resistance \n
- Lack of professional development \n
- Ineffective leadership \n
- Lack of time / space within curriculum \n
- Accountability demands of NCLB \n
- Parent / community resistance \n
I'm curious about your own situation. So I created a 3minute survey! Simply click, drag, and drop the items to reorder them.\n
Survey closes Thursday, November 19. Hope you'll participate (and pass this along to others)!\n
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