Tattoos, smoking and beer

Ok, Now let me explain…
In a meeting this morning, leaders in technology were reporting on many events and personal experiences. Some of these included;
-making the decision to go with Google Docs as a school: i.e. Getting the Google Docs tattoo
-students can use cell phones outside school buildings (not as a learning tool): i.e. Like they are smoking
-faculty reactions to bringing laptops into middle school classrooms is similar to the reaction of someone saying they should be allowed to have beer in the classroom: i.e. Fear of loss of control and not seeing the full benefits of computers to support learning. By the way, these teachers are now using these learning tools with their students…. in middle school classrooms. 🙂 Kudos!

Many more interesting and fascinating ideas were shared! Please add them here, if you were in this meeting, and/or add your own reflections. I will share more nuggets as time goes on!

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About drjillbrown

Jill Brown is a life-long educator with a BA in Elementary Education, MA in Curriculum and Instruction, and PhD in Educational Technology. She has taught in different states, at different grade levels (1st grade - graduate level) and in different formats (face-to-face, workshops, online synchronous and asynchronous). She conducted her dissertation research focusing on the necessary skills for teachers to be successful technology integrators in the classroom. Jill is currently an Educational Technologist and GOA Site Director at Albuquerque Academy. She serves on the NAIS Innovation Task Force and is President of the New Mexico Society for Technology in Education (NMSTE); an ISTE Affiliate and CoSN Chapter for New Mexico. She also served on the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) board, as treasurer and K-12 Representative, has been awarded the Making IT Happen Award, the Innovator Award by Innovate Educate, and has been recognized as a Woman of Influence for NM Business Weekly. She volunteers for ISTE, TEDx, and JDRF. She lives in Albuquerque, N.M. with her husband. They have two grown children. In her spare time Jill is a vocalist in a Trop Rock Band, likes to travel, ski and sail.
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One Response to Tattoos, smoking and beer

  1. Pingback: The Daily Find: February 24, 2011 | NAIS Annual Conference 2011 Community

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