Magazine article Technology & Learning

Crazy Ideas

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Crazy Ideas

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In my Google Drive, I have a Doc called "Crazy Ideas." My Crazy Ideas Doc is where I write down the ideas I've come up with, have heard about and would love to build on, or crazy ideas I'd like to one day implement into my program. Here are just a samples:

* Rethink Technology Classes: Technology classes should be less about the tools and more about teaching students to find and use the tools they decide they need to be successful.

* Teacher As The CEO, or the Chief Experience Orchestrater, of the classroom. My kids have partnered with Google, Microsoft, Skype, Slack, and many other national and local businesses and experts. I want to pack my classroom with as many experts and opportunities as possible so I can gave my kids the opportunity to do something great.

* If You Won't Pay Teachers, Perk Us: While the case for paying teachers more should be evident, I don't see it happening anytime soon. So how about an alternative? What if we hired full time subs to not just sub in class, but also do all duties? …

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