Reflecting not Blogging

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Thought I’d just state up front that this is a reflection post and not a blogging post. Something Will Richardson has been discussing over on Weblogg-ed.

I haven’t written in a couple days, but have been spending a lot of time reading and reflecting on what other people have been posting and discussing. I find myself thinking a lot about Will’s post on a new form of writing and think that he’s on to something big over there.

Also found another great blog to add to my long list of daily readings. Teach42 has some posts that intrigue me and now that Steve in podcasting again, I look forward to what he has to talk about.

Had a conversation about technology today and why technology doesn’t get used when it is dropped into classrooms without any training. I listened to Tim Wilson’s podcast today on ‘Laptops for All’, and was blown away by the 40 hours a year of Professional Development the teachers in his 1 to 1 laptop program received. That is heaven to my ears. To be able to train teachers in using the technology that is available to them, whether it is a 1 to 1 program or just a couple of computers in the classroom. Hopefully there will be some Tech PD in the near future for the teachers at my school, otherwise we will continue to purchase technology hardware and wonder why it is not being used.

Lastly, another great podcast by Tim Wilson over at the technosavvy site with Martin Dougiamas the founder of Moodle. I am a huge Moodle fan and loved this podcast on what the future of Moodle is. Thanks Tim and Martin for the great information.

I started blogging in 2005 and found it such a powerful way to reflect and share my thinking about technology, this generation, and how we prepare students for their future not our past.

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