Friday, August 24, 2007

On the Cusp of Something Big!

I can feel it. There's a change. The conversations are different. People are excited. Rooms are transforming.

On a Friday before school starts, I have now spent two weeks talking to teachers, teaching classes, visiting classrooms. This year feels different. Of course, the new hardware helps. Projectors, SmartBoards, soundfields mean that the technology is in the classrooms now. Teachers sound excited. I have been so impressed by the turn out at the summer trainings. In my conversations, I hear teachers asking great questions and wanting to try new things. The stereotype of teachers who won't change, who are stuck in the dark ages. That isn't true here. These teachers are doing great things already.

I can't wait for the kids to arrive. This will be a whole new world for them. All day, everyday, connected to the world, interactive classrooms, multisensory lessons. This is going to be great!!

1 comment:

  1. The same buzz is happening at the school I'm consulting for. They are introducing Smart Boards and projectors into many of the classrooms and they are providing training every week throughout the school year. Teachers seem to like the new technology but they can find themselves quickly back into their normal routine without training and encouragement. Good luck in the new school year!

    I'm trying to keep information and ideas about Smart Boards flowing by creating a Smart Board blog and then having my teachers subscribe to the blog's feed. Hopefully, that will keep the juices flowing all year! Here's my new blog if you want to take a look...

    Teachers Love Smart Boards