Category: Education Policy
Every time I ask teachers why they aren’t integrating more technology into the classroom, I hear the same two responses: No training and no equipment. What would happen if we eliminated those obstacles for teachers? In this post, I offer FREE and low-cost options for getting technology hardware and training into any school.
You may have noticed a new tab on the top of my blog, called “professional development.” This summer, I realized what a dearth of materials there are for administrators, coaches, and teachers in charge of coordinating tech integration workshops for their staffs. I wound up creating a ton of materials for the PDs I was hosting and decided to create a few additional resources, for those of you working to get other teachers on the tech bandwagon.
I’d like to talk about several education-based documentaries coming out this year. And there are a lot of them. One USAToday article even refers to 2010 as the year of the education documentary. Although it’s a bit off-topic for Stretch Your Digital Dollar, I think the documentaries pose interesting looks at urban public schools in America.