Our County School District is far below the curve when it comes to utilizing technology in the classroom. I believe that policies would have to be revised before any online collaborative or other 2.0 tools could be used by the students and teachers. I guess what I need is someone who knows things from the inside.
Who do I need to present my ideas to? The director of schools, the school board, the tech department?
Where do we begin?
What about obtaining grants to help equip the school and students with technology tools?
I have a son in second grade who uses a computer for AR.
I have a son in 7th grade who in computer class gets to take tests and learn typing. This is the extent of their tech use in school.
The school prohibits tech devices, PIM, Cell Phones, Laptops.. etc.
My children are pretty tech savvy because my husband and I are both geeks but I would love to see the school system here step into this century and embrace technology. I have two other children ages 2 years and almost 3 months so I have many years to go with this school system as a parent.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Tina D. Shang