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, May 8, 2010

Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir - 'Lux Aurumque'

Found by Jennifer Chambers (Class B Spring '10). Here's her post:
I Think I've Become A Blogger
Check this out - just amazing! A choir ensemble of 185 people peformed Lux Aurumque. That in itself doesn't seem special. Until you realize the singers never met or performed together. The entire performance was put together through the internet and posted on You Tube. This was on the WKRG 5 Early Morning News today [May 4, 2010].

Thanks Jennifer!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Recommended by Jessica Ferris

In her final blog post reflecting on what she learned Jessica wrote this:
Since my perspective on technology has changed significantly, my mindset and hunger to learn about more has improved as well. I use whatever I can whenever I can. This commercial really summarizes the potential for the capacity of technology use. I just saw it on television, and I was amazed at how relevant it was to this particular blog post!

Thanks Jessica. What do you think?