As someone whose mission is to empower others so that they feel comfortable integrating technology on their own, it is gratifying when teachers and students begin to think of ways that they can utilize the tools and then do so on their own.
Today, I had one of those experiences. Kevin Randolph (firstname.lastname@example.org), one of our history teachers whom I have been collaborating with on a variety of different projects, sent me this email last Friday:
<a student who struggles>……yes <student name>, wondered in class Tuesday if we could create a folder where students (in their class) could share information about homework assignments….how about that.
He is on the way, w/o realizing it, the assignment wiki’s I am going to create.
Nice to see it happen organically isn’t it!
Kevin has since gone on to create the wiki for his project, students reading The Jungle, on his own.
My efforts have begun taking root. A nice thought on this spring day.