?Is the use of technology in the classroom a school policy or an individual decision made by the teacher?
?What computer and technology skills are teachers expected to know?
?Are teachers provided training on popular and new technologies on a regular basis?
?What type of projects will my child be required to complete that promote the use of technology?
?Does the school have a computer lab or does each class have a single computer students are expected to share?
?What precautions are taken to ensure student safety when surfing the Web?
While it is important for schools to have an open mind about the use of technology in the classroom, parents need to support the efforts made by the school. Ask your child?s teacher and principal about the roadblocks and challenges they face in implementing the changes that would encourage the use of technology. There may be some things you can do on your end to spread up the process, be it educating other parents on the issue, donating money, or expressing your concerns to the school superintendent. Whatever you do, stay realistic about your expectations and keep the lines of communication open.