In my work with school boards, I often get the comment, "I get it. But people in my community don't. They think if paper and pencil was good enough for them it is good enough for kids today." Sometimes, board members say this.
The world is a vastly different place today. This week, I came across two iphone apps that have totally blown my mind.
First, check this out: Word Lens. Changing text right before your eyes.
The second, i-Clickr, turns your iphone into a remote for power point presentations.
We have to help our communities see that technology is not a threat and that if our children are going to be successful, they need more than a sheet of loose leaf and a #2 pencil.