Tying the technology into the currriculum seemed to be the main focus. I like the idea of students being "engaged" and having fun with the curriculum. I'm not sure I agree with the idea of using technology that is in the "real world" is critical. They don't use textbooks in the real world. If the technology enhances what you are doing in the classroom and will improve student learning, then we should explore using it. It doesn't have to be a Microsoft product. Teachers also have to be comfortable using the software.
I liked the Replacement, Amplification and Transformation idea. The goal is to get to the Transformation stage. To get there we need to (in my school) provide the training and make the technology available to the staff.Posted by krieg061 at July 12, 2005 12:14 PM