The fourth component of emerging issues in schools is social media. It’s easy for technology directors to block all social media. Yet, it is more difficult to apply social media in the classroom. That means that students can blog, work on wikis, and use social media web sites for educational purposes. There’s every reason to use social media for learning, school communication, and community service.
Advertisements In the previous two postings, I described trends that are occurring in education that schools should consider: cloud computing and personal technologies. When a school district decides to move its operations into the cloud and encourage students to take… Read More ›
Prohibition has never worked. . . . One thousand students with their internet-connected phones have the total storage capacity of 16 terabytes of data and a combined bandwidth of 200 megabits per second. What school can afford that storage or bandwidth?
Advertisements The district technology leader must understand the business of education, apply technical knowledge, be aware and ready to implement emerging technologies, and be the district-level leader a district needs. The district technology leader can be and should be a… Read More ›
Richardson, Christensen and others continue to warn us of what’s just across the horizon. If only we could or would do something about this. Rather all we hear is “Yes, but.”
Advertisements Puzzled. That’s the recent non-verbal response from a group of experienced educators when discussing web 2.0 opportunities. The conversation focused on the differences between threaded discussions, blogs and wikis, not the education implementation, transformation, and innovation that can occur… Read More ›