To learn where we are concerning technology, we have to examine where we were. In March of 2008, the Restructuring Committee of the high school surveyed 2000+ students and 200+ faculty for information on a host of issues. The full reports can be seen here and here in PDF format. For the moment, let’s look at technology. In 2008, these are the responses of teachers at our school to questions concerning access and use of technology. These responses are from faculty.
Now, the question is what to do with this data? How will this information drive instructional priorities? What are those priorities? What is the capacity for teachers to learn how to effectively use technology in the classroom, like Evernote, Moodle, Twitter, YouTube, Edmodo, Animoto, Creatly, Weebly, etc.?
Let’s plan for the preferred technology rather than the current one.