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?"

Sunday, October 25, 2009


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Speaking of History - Eric Langhorst

From Mr. Chamberlain in a comment on Caroline Shedd's Blog: If you are really interested in learning how to use an mp3 player for school I would suggest checking out Eric Langhorst's Blog Speaking of History He uses Microsoft Zune's in his classroom instead of the Apple Ipod, but I think you will find that he has done an excellent job leveraging that technology. Eric was the Missouri state teacher of the year a couple years ago and has done tons of interesting professional things.

Thank you Mr. C

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Technology Rich Classrooms in Kansas

The following text accompanied this video on YouTube:
"Technology Rich Classrooms in Kansas are funded through the competitive portion of Title IID, Enhancing Education Through Technology, as a requirement of No Child Left Behind. The primary goal of the Ed Tech program (Title IID) is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools. It is also designed to assist every student regardless of race, ethnicity, income, geographical location, or disability in becoming technologically literate by the end of eighth grade, and to encourage the effective integration of technology resources and systems with professional development and curriculum development to promote research-based instructional methods that can be widely replicated. " From http://trc.altec.org/

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