Fifth grade student Marissa McEvoy shares an important message for classmates, teachers, and parents:
“Technology doesn’t always equal innovation.”
In her speech to various universities and organizations Marissa tells us innovation means “changing something for the better.” When it comes to using technology in school, she is right on target. For example, in many cases interactive whiteboards neither make learning more interactive or better. Word processing can slow down, rather than enhance the writing process, barely reaching the bottom rung of the SAMR model. Just having and using technology does not mean we are doing something better.
Marissa shares one of the most important ways we can innovate with or without technology: