Am in Maine with some teachers involved in the One to One Computing
Initiative in Vermont. Saw some work yesterday in a school in Freeport ME
that was exciting..Some real innovation in teaching around technology
witnessed. Then I read this article at the hotel last night... this
morning I turned on the news.... Michael Jackson, The line to see the Pope
(dead), and some shots from New Orleans of people in a famous coffee
shop... Where is the NEWS in our country?
At any rate, like Mark says.. this is a leadership issue for schools. The
culture of schools that are not embracing and moving, no leaping, forward
on technology is the goal for all of us in bringing our students up to
speed on this issue... We need to refocus our culture, our news, our work
on innovative ideas....our students are demanding it...and we are not
OK, I'm ranting.....
School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>Read the whole book... The World is Flat.
>Better yet, get your school library-media specialist to purchase it...
>they should read it as well. More importantly, High School students
>might want to read it and think about the implications for their future.
>Maybe they can ask their teachers to help them take better advantage of
>resources that will allow them lead instead of fight to survive in the
>world that really has developed outside our schools.
>To be fair... some don't see the world in the same light as Friedman ...
>The shame is that students themselves voice loudly, check out the
>National Educational Technology Plan, that technology is a central
>component of how they interpret and understand the world. I am unaware
>that most classrooms have transformed into environments that leverage
>this concept. Where is the argument that a student or adult without
>affective technology skills is bound for success and maximization of
>Seems worth thinking about... most of our positions revolve around
>informed leadership on these issues. I would enjoy learning what others
>think. I wonder what is making others passionate about their work.
>Mark Arnold, Technology Integration Specialist
>Morristown School District
>(802) 888-6729 (w)
>(802) 879-1615 (h)
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>From: School Information Technology Discussion on behalf of Frank Watson
>Sent: Mon 4/4/2005 4:38 PM
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>Subject: Article must be read
>This weeks Sunday NY Times Magazine has an article that all people that
> any relationship to education must read. "It's a Flat World After All."
> Thomas Friedman.
> nytimes.com/magazine or AOL keyword NYT Magazine.
> Frank Watson
> 175 Poker Hill Rd.
> Underhill, VT 05489
Technology Integration Specialist
45 College St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
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