Archive for April, 2008

Since I’m learning with each new technology I try, I discover the difficulties as well as the exciting parts.  With this blog, I’ve discovered how easy it is to let a blog grow fallow.  I haven’t made any great new discoveries lately, and I don’t like to simply blather (not really true, I do like to blather, but I try to avoid it).  I probably would not have written this post if I hadn’t received notice that Wordpress had updated its interface.

So I took a few moments to change the look of this site, both to learn how to do it, and to improve the readability (I always found the black-on-red to be irritating).

The reality of this is that we all need to be aware how easy it is to have cool ideas for technology use, and how hard it is to continue follow-through over time.  If we are going to implement new hardware or software, we have to continually ask the question, ” What will it look like a year from now?”  I always like to visit schools with laptop programs or other technology initiatives, but I want to see them a year later when the machines aren’t so shiny and exciting.

I’d welcome any comments on how keep students (and teachers) engaged and energized in technology use.