Education

Technologically Challenged

By Brian Freedman — September 07, 2007 1 min read

Sherry Technically Speaking, a former computer teacher, wants to integrate high-tech resources into her classroom, but her technologically-impaired school is not making it easy. Sherry, who now teaches English and social studies, fights with insufficient space on her hard drive, a lack of computers, and a Web filter that blocks her every move:

I switched teaching positions so that I could lead by example and show teachers how to integrate technology into the curriculum. Fat chance! My hands are tied.

In response to Sherry’s cry for help, fellow blogger and educator Carolyn Foote writes:

Make a proposal, a list, ask if the administrators could meet with a group of teachers from different departments, and share your concerns. Share some of the fabulous things your students could do if they had access and storage.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.