Saving Money - Avoid Spending It Poorly

Technology funds are often spent poorly. For example, Tim Stahmer (Assorted Stuff) makes the following point about interactive whiteboards
I’ve ranted on this topic many times before, but the point still needs to be made that, even before all our recent financial problems, IWBs (interactive whiteboards) were a bad use of technology funds. 
Not to mention tools that encourage bad instructional practices. 
So, are IWB’s past their prime?  You could say that.
But I’m not sure they ever should have had prime space in school budgets in the first place.
IWBs certainly have enjoyed controversy. For the technorati, it is a wasted technology. For those districts with top-down leadership wanting to make a dramatic investment, it is one way to say, "We are enhancing learning environments with technology."

According to a recent study, it is also one of the technologies teachers MOST want access to, as the graphs below highlight:


Want to save money? Stop spending it on IWBs.


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Online Colleges said…
Dang thats a lot of teachers coveting interactive white boards.

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