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Approaches to Technology Prof. Dev.

We talked today about Hughes article about connecting technology learning to professional knowledge. This resonated with me. As a tech teacher who works with teachers to tie computer skills in with classroom content, I have a lot of discussions with teachers about what computers can do to help students learn more, easier, deeper, differently. Many discussions involve encouraging teachers to make those connections.

I did struggle a bit with the notion of using many technologies. Not because I disagree with this idea, but because it seems dichotomous to what was discussed earlier this morning with ideaviruses. This morning we talked about finding the tipping point and getting ideas to spread. The Godin article seemed to suggest that focusing on one idea was better. hmmm!

I enjoyed the presentation on students helping teachers. Empowering for students and teachers.