People now want to talk about the recent power shift from IT to the curriculum side. Why is there a power shift? School leaders, school board members, administrators, the community and stakeholders, all are a part of the decision-making power in schools. Many schools have created tech committees, pooling representatives from departments or grade levels and members of the IT department into a group that makes pedagogical and technical evaluations of hardware and software that teachers desire for digital learning environments. Digital coaches or instructional technologists also coach teachers on effectively utilizing technology in the classroom.
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