Since I have had some time on my hands in between jobs, I have had the opportunity to reflect on what I have learned over my 34 years in education about the most effective ways to incorporate technology into today's classrooms to enhance teaching and learning. As a principal, I made my fair share of mistakes in my well intentioned efforts to try to make the most out of technology. As a blended learning senior consultant I saw even more mistakes being made, again with good intentions.
My experiences have led to the crafting of a list of dont's and do's when considering incorporating technology programs with kids in education settings. I hope I don't offend readers as I have put my thoughts, most of them don'ts, into a list of commandments. I had ten, but deleted one to make it the Nine Commandments. I didn't want to be accused of infringing on the big guy's intellectual property. I do not mean for this post to be sacrilegious, just humorous and hopefully thought provoking.
You can find the commandments on this shared Google doc: