Education and Brains: Getting the Most from Today’s EdTech

One of my recent posts,“Don’t Be a Luddite, Technology is Here to Stay,” made the point that educational technology is not as unnatural as it initially seems. Any time you take something natural, modify it and use it for your own purposes, you’re making or using technology. In this sense, even the harnessing and utilization of fire can be called technology.

In the K-12 setting, one of the reasons today’s edtech often receives pushback from educators, staff and even students is that we’re sometimes resistant to learning new things. In particular, if your brain is already comfortable using certain tools and technology, it will prefer them to new alternatives, because the tools you’re comfortable with provide a path of less (mental) resistance.

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