I finally had a couple of minutes to scan the National Education Technology Plan released by the US DoE OET (love the acronym salad) at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/os/technology/index.html
In brief, the take away I get from the suggestions and talking points in the plan are:
The plan refers to students as “networked learners.” It suggests that “teachers . . . → Read More: National Education Technology Plan
I’m taking editorial liberties with the title of the article at Macleans, as I think the thoughts in the article can apply also to K-12 as well. Through the use of easily obtainable technology we can certainly move education from the receive and regurgitate model (a.k.a. No Child Left Untested) to one where students actually . . . → Read More: Who needs a "teacher/professor" anymore?
@hopkinsdavid posted a thought and link about every class having a home page “to drive learning engagement & enthusiasm”. I need to think more about using this as a basis for when talking to teachers about their Blackboard, Moodle or classroom wiki. I never thought about using the words – “Classroom Home Page” before. Good . . . → Read More: Every classroom needs a home page