Ooooo.... NOW the wheels are turning!
> Many schools have some sort of technology classes and are looking for real
> projects to work on - especially those projects that pull in a variety of
> skill sets. Is it realistic for classes of students to make those
> instructional videos for peers and adults in the school / district ? Real
> projects that address real needs with real material. Finding a tech teacher
> who's game and one that needs material is a key.
> On 11/10/05 1:49 PM, "Joanne Finnegan" <[log in to unmask]>
>>>>> [log in to unmask] 11/10/2005 1:00 pm >>>
>> Is the opposite true as well? Does this mean that the schools with less
>> support are developing users with better problem-solving skills? More
>> risk-taking behavior because there are few alternatives? Are staff and
>> students in schools with more accessible support getting lazy?
>> At the elementary schools I work in, I would say that no tech support develop
>> problem solving skills, but rather it makes them not want to use the
>> Many teachers are willing to try something if there is someone there to bail
>> them out, but won't take the risk if they have to do it themselves. Over
>> time, with help, they begin to try more on their own.
>> It also is dependent on the person. Some people are more willing to take
>> risks, some not, some have more demanding classes so don't want to deal with
>> the technology not working while the kids are climbing the walls. A second
>> person in the room with them is reassurance.
>> Joanne Finnegan, Technology Coordinator
>> Richmond and Jericho Elementary Schools
>> (802) 434-2461
>> (802) 899-2272
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