Every Tool Shapes the Task

The common story of why we need to integrate information and communication technology into education has changed. A dozen years ago it was about changing and preparing students. Now it's about changing the schools to fit the kids. This shift generates enthusiasm about changes among many—but not everyone. The speed and breadth of technological change and how it plays out in education is creating many battles.

The Winter 2012 issue of Our Schools/Our Selves -- Every Tool Shapes the Task identifies some of these areas of conflict and how they play out in schools and for students and teachers. The articles in this issue frame some of the many areas of conflict over education — conflicts that grow out of social, cultural, political and technological changes and differences. 

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