Is it enhancing learning and teaching by using technology, or is it adding technology to teaching and learning?
One will produce long term, meaningful, positive change and the other will produce short term, ad hoc change that will eventually frustrate students and parents.
Technology, whether it is a device, an app, a web based service or a computer program, is simply a tool...a means to a better end. By itself, it may simply be a diversion or distraction. It may still be good, and very useful in some circumstances, but if it doesn't match your central goal it should be ignored.
Ideally, everything should be filtered through the lens of the central goal. In the case of my organization, it is total transparency of learning materials and assessment. All resources and course materials should be available to students (and parents) from anywhere an at any time.
These resources should also be available via a unified system (as much as possible), rather than through a range of systems each with different user names and passwords, and with their data stored in individual silos. We achieve this by integrating (as much as possible) external resources into our OLE (Online Learning Environment).
The mid term goal (once all of the other things are 'complete') is to have predictive analytics in place, with enough data to analyze to make meaningful predictions. Thus, teachers will be aware of a potential student failure a matter of weeks into a course (so that proactive steps can be taken to help the student) rather than toward the end of a course when the final assessment is taken (and all that can be done is discuss what could have been done).
It takes considerable focus to achieve this. It is not achieved by looking at the latest 'shiny' new technology and saying ' This is great...how can we use it?' and then searching for a reason to add it to the classroom. Instead, the question should be 'Do we already have a way to do this, and does it take us closer to our educational goal?.
If it doesn't take us closer to our educational goal, it should be ignored at present. That doesn't mean it is not worthwhile; it simply means it is not appropriate at the moment.
It is like a person who is training to become a world champion athlete. Studying to also become a brain surgeon would simply be a distraction. It doesn't mean that brain surgery is not worthwhile. It simply means that at the moment it would be a distraction and would be counterproductive. To succeed, focus on one clearly defined goal is necessary.