I'm in awe of what great educators do on a daily basis -- inspire kids to learn and feed their curiosity. With so much on their plate, they still push themselves to do more with mountains of obstacles stacked against them.
Take, for instance, the reader who recently sent me a note.
I am a middle level educator that thought he was on top of the technology wave. I use web-based tools like Google docs and Moodle, have my kids computing daily, and have a Promethean board going all day long. Recently, my principal (who is also on the tech wagon) encouraged me to follow some Twitter feeds. The incredible mass of people that are looking way beyond the next 6 months has me reeling! I'm excited, giddy, and as eager as a puppy to dive into this stuff. Problem is that I don't know exactly where to start.
In reading your article about what won't be in schools ten years from now, I found great thoughts. Now I want to know how to make them happen. Are there places I can turn to see what is going on in classrooms more advanced technology-wise than mine? For instance, I can almost see how we can personalize learning for all in one to one computing setups, but is anyone doing that? I know I can figure it out, but I'm pretty busy, here. Any chance you can point me in some directions?