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classroom furniture said in November 18th, 2008 at 12:03 pm

I think this is an excellent concept. As someone who has had the good fortune to do some guest lecturing both at the high school and university level, I’m constantly amazed how little or poorly technology is integrated into the classroom and the curriculum. Encouraging a top down approach is certainly a good option.

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nylady said in November 18th, 2008 at 12:25 pm

I agree, and hopefully it’s only a matter of time before more superintendents catch on. Some of them are just learning email! Thanks for the comment. I really appreciate it.

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lvs said in November 21st, 2008 at 12:42 am

This is an excellent idea to encourage technology in education. These days the kids are so net saavy, so the teachers and administrators should not be left behind.

I think you may find this article interesting. I would love to have your comments on it:
http://indradhanush-laal.blogspot.com/2008/08/it-education-in-need-of-reboot.html

The criteria (many of them) used by the judges seems a little subjective. Do you know if there are some metrics to measure say how much the superintendent has helped in integrating technology into the teaching methods. Do they usually depend on recommendations from teachers in deciding this, or do they measure the impact the methods have had on the kids? I know a lot of these things are hard to do but still to make the award process fair, they have to bring some level of objectivity into the process.

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blog.classroomteacher.ca said in December 21st, 2008 at 2:54 am

It is a very interesting idea. Top down support definitely provides space for growth in a certain direction, but it still requires bottom up leaders to move there as well.

Out of curiosity, do you know what the prize is/was (besides recognition)? I couldn’t find it on the eschools page.

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