Out of the blue a few days ago, I got a Facebook message from a former student of mine who said that she had found a video that Intel had made about our classroom use of blogs in 2004, one that was shown during a keynote at ISTE (or at that time NECC) in New Orleans that year. I’ve heard quite a few people tell me that this was their first introduction to “Web 2.0” in schools. Click on the pic to have a look. (It’s only 2:30 long.)
Now aside from looking about three decades younger than I do now, and the big CRT displays in the background, what’s changed? How many classrooms right now are doing what we were doing a dozen years ago? To be sure, there’s a lot of teacher-centric stuff being discussed in this video. But so much of it still feels “edgy” and “innovative” as compared to current classroom use of technology.
The point is not that I was some amazing teacher; the point is, again, how slowly this stuff happens in schools.
Your thoughts welcomed…