Inspired by recent classroom walk-throughs, I am determined to help staff members move beyond the concept that the use of PowerPoint and a projection system constitutes technology integration. I know that our teachers are willing to take on challenges and try new things, so I am excited about the prospects of introducing them to meaningful technology that they can use in their classrooms and to expand personal learning networks. At the same time, I do not want to overwhelm them with tools (an easy thing to do if not careful).
If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I have been asking for opinions regarding “favorite web 2.0 tools or encouraging reluctant teachers to integrate tech?” Thanks to all who have responded! I certainly have a few of my own ideas, but I wanted to employ the “power of the PLN” in order to gather varied opinions (and to demonstrate to staff members the benefits of technology to build learning communities).
Below are a few of my ideas and suggestions I have received via Twitter. Please take a moment to cast a vote, or leave a suggestion (through comment). Appreciated…as always.