If a classroom gets iPads, a question you will often hear immediately is, “What apps should I download?” In our concern for machines taking over education, we often do things that encourage machines to take over our teaching.
I’ve had this same discussion with teachers. The teacher will be given some grant funds, and ask me what technology they should buy. My response is always, “What do you want to do?”. Technology can enhance education, especially when it allows learning to happen that couldn’t happen without it, but technology is never a requirement for innovation.