Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

A Look Behind, a Step Ahead

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

A Look Behind, a Step Ahead

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THIS IS MY LAST ISSUE as editorial director of T.H.E. Journal. As of November I will be working with the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), directing strategic initiatives and communications. This will enable me to work on state and federal policy and hopefully effect positive change in technology and education. Before I sign off, in the spirit of this issue's special feature ("2020 Vision," p. 35), which takes a look at the digital revolution's past and future impact on education, permit me editor's prerogative to do the same.

T.H.E. Journal was established in 1972, not a robust time for technology, but Ed Warnshuis, the magazine's founder (and father of its current publisher, Wendy LaDuke), saw the possibilities for technology in education, even if the extent of it was mainframes and slide projectors. I started reading T.H.E. in 1981 as a classroom teacher with five Apple IIe's. I was looking for creative activities to do with those computers beyond making crossword puzzles, programming in BASIC, and exploring the Oregon Trail. As a district technology coordinator I read T.H.E. articles on technology planning, approaches to training, and integrating technology into the classroom. Then, when I became a state technology coordinator and assistant commissioner with responsibility for curriculum, assessment, textbooks, and technology, the magazine provided me with best practices to pass on to districts in my state and helped keep me in tune with what was happening across the country.

I was delighted to arrive at T.H.E. in June of 1996, partially because of the value it had provided me in my various jobs. …

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