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December 4, 2006

Technology Goals?

I know we've been talking about technology planning, which in turn must include technology goals. I'm still feeling a bit scattered on this, especially when I work on this stuff by myself. I feel like there are so many different things to work on that I don't know where to start for sure. Do we start with Staff Development, with trying to equalize the playing field, do we tackle "convincing" the right people to make changes, what about creating a successful technology planning committee? I feel like we need to have a group discussion on what is most important. I am sure this would work best in our own districts. I'm also sure that if I open my mouth about it, I will have more work to do and not enough time to do it. It will be interesting to see where this leads.

November 27, 2006

Future Classroom Ideas

Business Week Online: http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/09/classroom/source/1.htm

BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/1749817.stm Click on the link on the right.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/1749817.stm

November 21, 2006

Technology Planning

I don't have a real grasp of technology planning right now. I have some ideas, however I am still bound by the current educational system and trying to figure out how we might go about the transformation from our current system to one that will be the best possible learning environment for students. I keep thinking of the "convincing" and the amount of learning and training it will take to make the transformation. I think if I can remove myself from the current system and start from scratch, that may be the best and then try to work towards a transformation process.

Maybe I am looking at this wrong? Someone in my last class quoted W. Edward Eming, ?It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.? Maybe the current students will figure it out and take over the jobs of everyone else once they have gradutated from high school?

Federal Technology Plans

In a utopian world, the Federal Technology Plans would definitely not be published during the final year of a presidency. I would think that this would be a good platform on which to run a campaign. The politicians seem to have plans for this that and the other thing, why not put some of these plans into writing prior to the election and then during the years in office the politicians can work to make their plans better.
Without a change in the current system, we are just chasing our tails and not getting anywhere.