Schools/Districts/States continue to reinvent the wheel by creating similar Applications to support teaching and learning. We need an open source platform that can support multiple apps, develop new ones, and provide collaboration around instruction.
How can we expand opportunities and awareness of virtual professional development to all educators? How do we develop empowered and "highly connected teachers", a concept often referred to by the DoE's Karen Cator? Tech savvy educators are leveraging Web 2.0 tools to build personal learning networks which support their interests and professional development needs (see Steve Hargadon's Classroom 2.0 site for example: ...more »
My idea is to create a site that does away with the hours of searching the net for the right instructional technology resources for you. The site would be the one stop location for everything related to educational technology. It would be a site to go to network with educators and professionals around the world in order to share best practices when it comes to teaching with technology. One could also go there to gain ...more »
The Challenge In rural and small schools, curriculum offerings may be limited by constraints such as staffing, space, and enrollments. As K–12 budgets continue to tighten, a growing number of school districts are looking at expanding "1 to 1 computing" or introducing "bring your own device" (BYOD) strategies as a way to expand mobile and digital learning—allowing for greater access to interactive digital curricula, electronic ...more »
Geek Lovin English teacher realized I didn't need to speak ed. tech. when I went on mission to get technology into the hands of our nation's most under-served students. On my journey I learned the pains ed. tech. faces when trying to access innovative teachers, particularly those inside large comprehensive public schools, where the majority of our nation's children are educated. After spending July as a Beta-testing ...more »