Wednesday, June 8, 2011

E-Tivity 3

3 Things I Will Do To Become a Better Leader of Technology
  • Listen: I would listen carefully to my colleagues and hear their issues regarding this topic.  Listen to what their successes are, and failures too.  I would listen to their needs and concerns.
  • Share:  I would share what I have learned in the first and second parts of this IICT course so far.  Perhaps some of the staff will know most of this content, maybe they haven't heard of any of it, and maybe some know just a bit of this.  But regardless, I would share the ideas and content I have learned.
  • Experiment:  Too often I have not started or tried a task related to technology and computers because it has intimidated me.  However I think a good leader is someone who takes initiative and tries things no matter how (un)comfortable they feel with it.  I will experiment more with technology and be an example of how almost anyone can figure out these darn things! 

Philosophy of Using Technology in Education
It is becoming increasingly important that teachers need to integrate technology into the curriculum and instructional program in order to enhance student achievement.  Each student should be provided with equal access to technology in the school setting.  To ensure students are prepared for their future in the workplace, teachers need to provide students with the opportunity to experience a wide range of systems of technology, and computer programs.  Placing items of technology in the classroom is important as it allows students to use them as tools. Students need these tools to solve problems as part of the learning process.

3 Things I Have Learned So Far In The Course
  • The types of technologies that are available for students in schools with special needs
  • I have learned a great deal about computer software programs that can be used with students and in the classroom such as BitStrip Comic Creator, Skype, Coral Photo Paint, and Hyper Studio for example
  • Elements of staff development and how it is conducted 


  1. Hey Drew,
    You are right about having technology in the classroom for ALL students - it is interesting to see that while boards of ed are all over having technology, the reality of equity in the classroom isn't quite there yet.

  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having personal and professional Blogs at the same address? Would a professional Blog be useful for delivering interesting ideas, suggestions etc abut tech to your colleagues? How could you get them reading it? What if you started as a personal Blog and then started posting interesting tech ideas?!


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