There is a fundamental difference between schools that use technology effectively and those that use it as decor. Leadership.
For substantive change to occur, those in positions of leadership must articulate a clear vision of technology use and shed some deep rooted beliefs and opinions that have shaped education for centuries.
"Grit" -- defined by its most prominent proponent, Angela Duckworth, as "the tendency to sustain perseverance and passion for challenging long-term goals"
not everything is worth doing, let alone doing for extended periods, and not everyone who works hard is pursuing something worthwhile.
Often it just doesn’t make sense to continue with a problem that resists solution or persist at a task that no longer provides satisfaction. Hence the proverbial Law of Holes: When you’re in one, stop digging.
Whether that uninteresting stuff is worth doing apparently doesn’t matter. As long as kids keep at it.