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, January 10, 2010

Education Sites of Importance

There are hundreds of educational sites I could recommend. But start with these great teachers:
Mr. Michael Fawcett ("TeacherNZ"), Hamilton, New Zealand:Glenview 9 Class Blog; 9lenview; and What Now? What Next? So What?
Mr. Jarrod Lamshed, Adelaide, Australia: Mr. Lamshed's Class
Mr. Joe McClung, Fayetteville, Arkansas: Mr. McClung's World
Ms. Jenny She, Auckland, New Zealand: Jenny's Learning Journal
Room 10, Pt. England School, Auckland, N.Z.: Room 10, Pt. England School
Mr. Myles Webb ("NZWaikato"), Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand: Room 8 @ Melville Intermediate School
Mrs. Kelly Hines, Washington, N.C.: Mrs. Hines' Leading Learners and Keeping Kids First
Ms. Alison Colbeck, Willunga, South Australia, Australia: 2 BC
Ms. Candace Follis, Missouri: The Follis Files
Ms. Cristy Vogel, South Carolina: Reading Resources 4 French Teachers Wiki and Page Français de Hammond School
Ms. Beth Still, Scottsbluff, Nebraska: Nebraska Change Agent
Mr. Russ Goerend Learning Is Life and Mr. Goerend.com Room 304's Classroom Blog


  1. Great to see you blogging here Dr Strange. I was reading through your preamble above and wondered what you would think to our school's answer to your question " Must all teachers be technologically literate?" We have answered "Yes" and have decided that all our teachers need to be as smart (literate) as a 10 year old! I have posted the list of requirements here. http://manaiakalani.blogspot.com/2009/11/etools-as-basic-as-breathing.html
    I wonder what you would make of that in your context :)

  2. Thank you for this list Dr. Strange! More goodies to add to my PLN! :)