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- So we have a choice, in some ways, about how we use technology. We can use technology to create walls. We're just gonna drill these kids on these facts, and we're gonna check how they're scoring on these things, and we can drive assessment. And that can be a limiting way of using technology. Or again, if you're focused on, what am I trying to accomplish, you can use technology to break down walls, to break down the classroom walls.
You can give your kids the chance to sort of explore the rest of the world, the world outside of their community, the world outside of their country. You can help your teachers find others who can mentor them, or they can mentor, who just share the same problems and challenges. You can break down the walls between that classroom and the families, and help connect the parents or the caregivers with those teachers.
It's our choice. How do you wanna use the technology? And it all goes back to why are you using this technology. What's the problem you're trying to solve? You know, one of the things I learned in 25 years of writing about technology is to ask a lot of questions, to not be afraid of the technology, but to ask a lot of questions, and then connect that with what you wanna do.
So this is a question that everyone at EdSearch wakes up with every single morning, and the hope that we have for every student and teacher, is that they figure out how do they wanna build a great learning experience, one that unleashes curiosity, one that makes people joyful about learning. And when technology can help you do that, you've got the right tool. And that's what we're trying to do, is help educators find those tools for unleashing the passion, the creativity, the reason why they went into teaching, the reason why we want kids to go into school, the kind of learning that we hope every single student will have every day.