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]>
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> 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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