Random Thoughts: Change, Primary Sources & Other Stuff

I would do this if I had a whiteboard in my room. . . .

Posted on: May 16, 2010

Here we go again!    Wishing for a non-existent  whiteboard appears to be is  the newest “excuse”  for not using technology in the classroom.  We’ve heard it all before: I don’t have a computer; I don’t have a good enough computer; I don’t have Internet; I don’t have a projector. And, on and on it goes.  No, I’m not opposed to whiteboards; I wish I had one, too.  But I don’t and the media center I worked in didn’t either.   I still think we did a lot of neat things for kids, a lot of effective instruction, and a lot of effective staff development.  It’s not just the stuff, it’s what we do with the stuff and what we do for students to encourage thinking and engaged learning. Media specialists with–or without–whiteboards must continue to be role models in using technology, showing teachers how to use it, and helping teachers use what they do have. Check out some examples of successful staff development “best practices”


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