First, I find it totally ironic that as our school is a stone's throw away from Research Triangle Park with Cisco, Sony Ericsson & IBM, our hardware consists of 3 LCD's, 3 wireless carts with 18 laptops each, and several smartboards that are rarely used. If we have more I don't know of it. Our computer lab was transformed into a CTE classroom, so the 30 desktops in the media center are we go if we have a lesson that would outlast the batteries in the laptops. Teachers don't blog (or at least that I know of, so what's the point?), I plan to (finally) wiki but am a rarity. No podcasts, no use of voicethreads. For example, if I mentioned "go to the ning I'm setting up" there would be a handful of folks, a far cry from the 70+ faculty & admin.
Second, Where does the money for all the stuff you guys have come from, and how do I start convincing whoever can bring us truly into the 21st century, that they should? Our school is by and large in an affluent area of town, but there is no demand from parents that their kids be incorporating global tools on a regular basis. I know so little, and I feel that most staff thinks I know so much more than they do.