The great challenge we have today is a focus on a rapidly changing present that impacts an equally uncertain future. For the first time ever, we have children knowing more about technology than adults. We don’t know what we don’t know – and there are significant benefits using “teachnology”: assistive, adaptive, augmented.

Key areas for technology: 
Communication (School Information Systems, social media, blogs & portals); Computer Assisted Learning (Learning Management Systems, MOOCS, IUniversity, Coursera, Moodle, assessment), Presentation Software/Hardware (data projectors, document cams, hologram instruction), Manufacturing (3D Printing, coding, robotics, drone development), Software and Apps (sound, web, video, broadcasts).
Technology also encompasses teaching students how to use and manage technology – such as cyber safety, cyber etiquette, and security.
Neurologically, Technology develops the “What If?” mind… to think forward, to find solutions based on current knowledge – this is the basis for creativity and innovation.
Perhaps the greatest technological change in Education was James Pillan’s innovation in 1801 of the blackboard.