I have been talking for a while about the need to get technology integration more into the mainstream of curriculum discussions. Technology shouldn't be a separate subject or another thing to implement -- it should be one of the tools we use to accomplish our curriculum goals.

One way to move this to the mainstream is for experts like all of us to present not only at technology conferences, but at curriculum conferences.

Another way to do this is to get involved in mainstream educational associations and groups and bring technology discussions into this forums.

A good friend of mine is doing just that by running to be president of NMSA. Joan Jarrett is an educator with a wealth of experience and great ideas. And yes, she is also a technology educator with lots of wonderful ideas for using technology tools to enhance instruction. I am happy that she is so involved with NMSA and taking the "technology message" to a broader audience.

If you are a member of NMSA or know someone who is, look over Joan's information and think about casting your vote for her.

And while you're at it, think about what you can do to help bring the technology message to the mainstream.

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