Laptops. iPads (or other tablet devices). Chromebooks. Maybe even netbooks or ultrabooks... As more schools and districts move toward 1:1 computing, one of the most common questions is 'What device should we get for our students?' The typical response is another question: 'Well, what do you want your students to do?' I wonder, though, if that's the wrong question...

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Introducing a new feature here, here's a school technology leadership scenario for you...

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It's 2012. Technology suffuses everything around us. The Internet and Internet browsers have been pretty mainstream for at least a decade.

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Marc Tucker, President and CEO of the National Center on Education and the Economy, had a blog post back in August titled Instructional Technology: Villain of the Piece - or Savior? In that post, he postulated five ways that technology could be used to improve student achievement:

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