Why This Blog?

This blog is the repository of materials I use with my students to help them think about what schools and teaching may be like in the future. I will add materials as I find them. If you have suggestions for materials that should be included here, please let me know via Twitter @drjohnhadley or by Email.

I also use these materials to stimulate an ongoing conversation with students and faculty on two questions: How do we determine whether a teacher is "technologically literate"? and Must all teachers be "technologically literate"?

The first question is the result of thinking about the second which was the central issue addressed in a 2007 post by Karl Fisch, author of The Fischbowl and Director of Technology for Arapahoe High School in Littleton, Colorado: "Is It Okay to Be A Technologically Illiterate Teacher?"

Saturday, September 5, 2009

I Need My Teachers to Learn

John Strange says I found this video on At The Teachers Desk posted by Mr. William Chamberlain. I urge all teachers and aspiring teachers to watch it and think about the message in it. Also, my students should think of it as an example of one technique that could be used for their "Substantive Presentations" due near the end of the semester. Listen to the song written by Kevin Honeycutt from ESSDACK Video. Check out other YouTube Videos Directed/Edited by Shawn Gormley (otherwise known as changingworldbyfilm).

Mr. Chamberlain said:
I found this video on Wesley Fryer's blog Moving at the Speed of Creativity. I think this is an excellent example of how to create content that is powerful and meaningful. Watch the video below and listen to the message. Do you think this video might change the way someone you know thinks of using tech in the classroom?

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