Leaders do not see technology as a choice, rather as a tool. Showing our children and our peers how to use our technology to be creative, not just participative will shift the paradigm of our thinking about technology.
Students are in the "nearly now" with the ability to communicate immediately with other friends using their devices. Connecting students to opportunity through their devices can shift to global connections which will give them more diverse information.
Teachers have a significant role to change the paradigm of our children's engagement with technology. As teachers, we need to utilize the student device instead of push it aside and see their technology as a hindrance. Rather, look at their device as an opportunity to
show students how to utilize their device, not just use their device. How can you teach your students or co-workers how to use their iPads and smartphones to create instead of just participate?
Technology leaders seize opportunities to create with technology. They see the gift that is tech and how we can reach more people in any number of channels that wasn't possible 10 years past.
Take advantage of technology. Chase your dream! What do you want to create? Look up how to videos on YouTube, write and blog about your passion. The only limits you have are the excuses you give to yourself!