Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Executive Wiki from Technology & Learning

David Warlick highlights ways wikis can be administrators' best friend through:
  • Community Collaboration
  • Democratizing Learning
  • Up-to-Date Content
  • Spreading the Word

Techlearning > > The Executive Wiki > June 15, 2007

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Tech Integration is Top Down

Scott McLeod, author of the blog Dangerously Irrelevant, makes this statement in his interview with ESchoolNews,

"Administrators are the ones that have the power to facilitate change. They
control the power of the budget. They assign personnel. They create vision. And yet
we’re not doing a lot of those things in the area of technology, because our
leadership doesn’t know how to be effective leaders in the area of
technology. They might be skilled leaders in other areas of education. But they’re
struggling when it comes to the tech stuff."

Dr. McLeod was recently named a Leader in Learning by the cable industry for his work in creating the CASTLE project for school technology leadership. This project provides resources such as online workshops and blogs targeted toward school leaders in order to help them promote effectively technology integration in their districts and schools.

You may also remember Scott from his work with Karl Fisch on the video "Did you know" as highlighted by Will Richardson at the TIE conference. The message is clear--leaders at all levels need to be thinking about technology in schools as means of preparing students for the 21st Century.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

NECC 2007 - Keynote

I highly recommend you take a moment to read about the NECC keynote which was extremely thought provoking. eSchoolNews offers both a written description and video segments:

Futurist Andrew Zolli urged educators to foster their students'
creativity. He also outlined the key trends that are shaping
education's future--including the need to redefine "intelligence."

eSchoolNews Keynote Description

eSchool News Keynote Video clips of Keynote

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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

NECC 2007 - Assessing Technology Skills: NETS

Assessing Students' and Teachers' Technology Skills: NETS as Benchmarks

Please click the link directly above to read this entry in the TIE Tech blog...

NECC 2007 - Visual Learning: An Accelerant

Visual Learning: An Accelerant

Please click on the link directly above to read this entry in TIE's Teach blog...