May 7, 2017
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This episode was inspired by George Couros's blog post,
Time to Move Away from the Idea of “Tech Leads”?
are the interesting quotes I commented on:
- For many people that have
“technology” in their title, no matter the role, it means to other
people “please come fix things in my classroom that use
- "Another concern is that when
“technology” is in the title of a position that is not about IT, it
almost forces you to find ways to use technology in a classroom
setting, whether good or bad. Go to a conference and someone uses
Kahoot in a session, and then suddenly you have Kahoot parties
popping up all over your school. Is this leading to deeper
learning, or simply using technology more in classrooms for the
sake of justifying a position?"
Innovative Teaching and Learning
Specialist is more the route we should go when it comes to crossing
technology and curriculum. An ITL would assist teachers'
integration of technology but more importantly, an ITL would work
to improve instruction.
Obviously, I would love to be in
this type of position and make an impact on students AND
So if you know someone who needs a
guy like me send
them my way!
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JULIE DANIEL DAVIS
is from Chattanooga, TN where she is a wife, mom, tech
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