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I am starting with Universal Design Learning which is a top focus of my
tech/curriculum plan.

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On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 4:56 PM, Lucie deLaBruere <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Which learning theories would you put on top of the list, bj?
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> Lucie
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> On Feb 24, 2012, at 6:49 PM, Bjorn Behrendt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>    1. I would make sure every teacher was familiar with new learning
>    theories, before any tool is purchased.
>    2. I would make sure they would have the time to rewrite their lessons
>    to follow those theories.
>    3. I would require teachers to show a connection between theory and
>    the item they want to purchase.
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> My concern with unlimited funding is that true learning would get lost in
> all the new toys they had to play with.  Only once teachers were ready
> would I bring in the tools.
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> Another issue with unlimited funding is that the students don't have
> unlimited funding and if they are always exposed to the "top of the line"
> method, those skills become inaccessible when outside of school.  ~
> basically money or not I am still a free and opensource person because of
> the accessibly it provides not funding.
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> With that said, I want the touch screen tables and screens that are
> on Hawaii 50, and similar hi-tech cop shows.
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> On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 1:45 PM, Open Source <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
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>> On Feb 24, 2012, at 10:28 AM, Jack Barnes wrote:
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>> I think the elephant in the room is funding available.  I think we would
>> all do things different if funding was not an issue.
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>> When i read this line in Jack's email, I was really interested in
>> learning the answer to his implied question:
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>>      What would you do for your school (regarding technology) if funding
>> were not an issue?
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>> Not infinite, stupid funding (hire a helicopter to fly in private chefs)
>> but, for the sake of this discussion, say a private donor who completely
>> trusted your technology opinion and had the resources to fund any
>> technology initiative your proposed.
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>> What would you buy for hardware? for software?  for PD?  for …?
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>> Perhaps this type of day dream is too painful in these shrinking budget
>> times but I found it interesting.
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>> Here is my list
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>> - ubiquitous computing resources of some flavor (computing power
>> available to all students, teachers and staff right when it was needed)
>> with all necessary support staff
>>  - a Maker Space with all the tools (3D printers, CNC laser cutters,
>> fabric printers, DIY bio tools,...)
>> - travel stipends for all students (and chaperones) to Maker Faires,
>> tech/robotics competitions, conferences, etc
>>  - abundant connectivity at schools and homes
>> - 'venture' funding opportunities for students to launch companies or
>> serious multi-year projects - students both request and allocate funds.
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>> sigh….well as Morpheus said... back to 'the Dessert of the Real'
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>> Bryant
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