My last and final session caused me to be reflective and appreciative.
Leadership 2.0: Using Technology to Lead Others
The presenters were from Nashville Public –Schools Tennessee.
The first 10-15 minutes of the session the presenters were troubleshooting technology problems. This particular piece of technology has caused me problems in the past and I totally related and it just made me grumpy. The appreciative part for me came when they excitedly announced they had just received laptops for their principals and teachers last week. They were elated and my heart sank. We are so fortunate in our school. We have had our laptops for over 10 years. Yea, I know we have had minor issues but can you only imagine just receiving technology tools to increase student achievement? Last week?
Before I left for the conference one of my colleagues had pulled up the blue screen of death. She was in a panic and quite frankly so was I. I didn’t know if it was even possible to recover the stuff (tons of stuff) on her hard drive. I jumped on my computer and typed the words “helpdesk”, placed the work order and followed up with a phone call. My knight in shining armor arrived to take care of everything, our tech, Mike Roberts. I can tell you he has taken care of our team numerous times. In the past I have moaned when something didn’t work properly and lesson plans had to be changed. Well, you will see a new attitude of gratefulness in me; for our tools, our tech department and most of all for the opportunities given to my faculty. I am a thankful girl.
Finally, if you choose do nothing but follow the links and videos that Melanie, Susan and I gathered for you, you will be rich in resources and information.
I am so overwhelmed that my feet are still not touching the ground with all the gathered information. We couldn’t attend everything and we couldn’t speak with everyone, however we did gather as much as possible to bring home to our CCE family and I hope you will find the tools as priceless as I have. I am so appreciative to all of you for allowing this technology dream to come true for me.
Copyright & Technology: Helping Students and Teachers Understand the Issues [Session : Lecture]
Tony Jongejan, Western Washington University Tuesday, 7/1/2008, 2:00pm–3:00pm; HGCC 103 A
Explore copyright rules for classroom media (e.g., music, video, software), resources, and activities to use with students and teachers when discussing copyright issues.