Saturday, December 18, 2010

More on community role in determining school district success

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.

1 comment:

  1. And, as you always say, to begin the process of helping people "get it," we must start with a small group of people who are very passionate about a specific goal. I think the small group is the tool to bridge the gap between those who do and those who do not get it. Currently, our statewide system of developing leaders in education is all large venue oriented. We need another partner to facilitate small group development. And the easy answer to that is CESAs.