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> 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.
>> 
>> Adam  
>> 
>> 
>> On 11/10/05 1:49 PM, "Joanne Finnegan" <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>>>>> [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
>>> technology.  
>>> 
>>> 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
>>> 
>>> Joanne Finnegan, Technology Coordinator
>>> Richmond and Jericho Elementary Schools
>>> (802) 434-2461 
>>> (802) 899-2272 
>>> 
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