Steve Burt is vacationing in Peru, but the other three of us got together Thursday night via Skype for a discussion centered around barriers to implementation of some of these technologies in our schools. I’ve been writing quite a bit about this lately, and I worry that I’m starting to paint a picture of teachers that they are more resistant than they really are. Listening to this discussion again, I think the time issue is really such a big part of it. Tim Lauer has been able to carve out different ways for teachers to start working with these tools in a pretty seamless way, and I really admire the way Tim Wilson approaches the sales part of this with his staff. It’s true that a part of this is going to be helping people to understand the need to make these changes. Lots of work to do.
At any rate, here is the link to Ed Tech Coast to Coast Podcast #2. All feedback is surely welcomed.
ETC2C-20050901 ((18.7 MB, 40:43)