mission! And yes, it was frustrating being the lone voice in trying to convince my colleagues how important and useful it was to integrate technology into their everyday classroom practice. Besides being a cost effective solution, technology use helps in classroom management for teachers. I had some ELL students and the computer use helped them with their communication skills. I still have a number of these computers in a storage unit on Long Island. (hint, hint)
My advice would be to start, if you can,. by obtaining donations of computers and asking your tech teacher or a tech savvy friend to set up a linux network in your classroom. I know you're one of those professiinals who are always buying supplies for your class. This is a larger(in size) not necessarily in expense, purchase.
g to reach out to as many educators (teachers, administration, IT) that we can, hence this discussion (and the advice from Ric)! We want to learn more about your jobs and possibly how technology could be better leveraged to be more efficient (where can we save time) and more effective (possibly collaborative efforts)?
These are just a couple of ideas. So for the purposes of this thread, what is something that is overly time consuming and wish you could have automated OR what is the technology that you wish you had but have yet to find.
Some of the other ideas we were tossing around were:
Lesson plan creation and storage
Sharing of lesson plans, power points, resources
Easily create personalized quizzes and activities for students using existing templates
Any feedback or ideas would be much appreciated!…