The HEB ISD Technology Department's mission is to provide technology support, service and instruction to enhance staff and student success.
What is EdTech?
EdTech is short for Educational Technology.
EdTech is facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources. Through technology, education can been transformed. Learning and teaching becomes more interactive and dynamic.
It is the use of technology in the form of products/apps/tools to enhance learning, pedagogy and instruction. It is not replacing best practices, but it is the use of these technology tools to aid in delivering the best form of education.
- focuses on enhancing the teaching and learning process.
- aims at great efficiency and effectiveness of current practice.
- is concerned with thinking carefully about teaching and learning.
- acts as a catalyst and tool to promote education.
Future Ready Skills
The Instructional Technology Department in HEB ISD believes in the importance of focusing on these educational skills to prepare our students for their future. New innovative jobs are created every day. Current employers are looking for skills that aren't honed through standardized tests. As educators, we should foster growth of the whole child through giving attention to future ready skills. Our department is building the foundation of tools to help support the growth in these areas.
All the C's of Education
Over the years, we've heard research based proclamations of the most imports C's of Education. We've seen 3 C's, 4 C's, 6 and even 7 C's. However you want to count the important C-words, it is vital to remember is that the students are at the root of each word and that every C should include technology. Technology prepares students to the changing world that is their future and should be integrated into the best practices of teaching. As George Couros said, "Technology will not replace great teachers but technology in the hands of great teachers can be transformational."