How do you convince an entire community that technology is for instruction?
This can be especially hard for communities with lower incomes and other socio-economic demographics. It's also a question that can't be answered overnight.
For the district that I serve, the first step is what many call "The Connected Classroom." Yesterday I put together a presentation for our teachers that I believe will jump start our teachers toward setting the tone and norms for how technology is needed for learning in the 21st Century.
The Flyer I made for the class. (No more paper and handouts)
Next is my presentation... 7 Steps to the Connected Classroom