If you could only write one blog entry, what would you write about? What would be your blog bucket list. What would you write about?
Looking over my favorite topics over the years, I suppose I would write something about the concern I have about the techno-haves and the techno-have nots. The new digital divide that we have created by focusing too much on the problems of the past and not on the solutions of the future.
It continues to bother me that there are lots of schools that have different amounts of access to the internet, web 2.0 tools and essentially, learning , than other kids
Tell me life is not fair.
Tell me there have always been haves and have nots.
Tell me there is little hope of changing the system.
I know, but in the United States of America, where we have the wealthiest economy..hell, even some states make more than most countries, we still spend more money on defense and prisons than we do on children in school.
So, that probably be my last entry. A plea to change to make things more equitable. Allow everyone to eat at the buffet.
I asked my friends in my PLN what they would write as thier last entry. Here are their responses:
Snupnjake combating/handling/dealing with those that won’t adapt ed tech
dmantz7good question. Hard to select just one topic. Probably would focus on higher ordering thinking/questioning, engagement, authentic learning
txorchdork013 Unequal and Segregated…
CJHurst accommodating the enthusiast.
TammyW How we’re wasting new technologies on old curriculums.
roswellsgirl the power of the pln and sharing
IteachinTNis Lack of sustainable funding
dawne Involving parents in early childhood technology education. This ensures commitment, support, advocacy that will follow the children as they progress.
MikeFarho says I’d tell how to follow helpful Plurk people like timholt and KevinH’s and links to their websites.Jean Haverstick The same thing I have been saying for years. It’s about what the kids need to succeed, not the tools. When used effectively, technology permits individualized differentiation of student learning. Good instruction enables those so motivated to explore learning well beyond that provided by available local resources.
So, what YOUR last entry be?