For teachers, the fact that a story about a single educational technology app like Kahoot makes the New York Times is a big deal. But let's hope that it's just a precursor of increased interest in the greater role educational technology can play in instruction. Technology is a simply a tool, but it is a tool with a high potential to inform and engage the diverse community of students we teach. Educational technology websites and apps can help students learn digital citizenship; get and stay organized; organize their research; collaborate with teachers and classmates on assignments; create new content; practice and review. It can also help teachers assess and remediate.
That's why many of us have been encouraging and promoting (like with this blog) greater classroom use of technology in our classrooms. More prominent discussion of the uses and benefits could lead to increased support in our schools and from our central office administrators.