Why don't teachers innovate when they are given computers?
Factors Influencing Success (see pg. 7):
1. The Innovator: knowledge of the technology and its enabling conditions, pedagogy-technology compatability, and knowledge of the organizational and social culture of the school.
2. The Innovation: distance from school culture, distance from existing practice, distance from available technological resources, dependence on others, and dependence on technological resources.
3. Context: human infrastructure, technological infrastructure, and social support.
I believe I ought to use these parameters when I write my own grants for technology. It would provide an excellent framework.
Remember, students need to sign acceptable use policies for internet activity.
I love Henry's distinction between "leadership and administration." I need a great deal of independence in my work.Posted by hoel0039 at July 10, 2005 6:44 PM