Monday, March 21, 2011

1-to-1 Principal Tells It ALL!!!

What does it take to succeed in implementing a Technology-Rich Learning Environment in your school?  Dr. Z had an opportunity to speak with Principal Deron Durflinger at the Van Meter High School where they have provided laptops for their students for 2 years. This 10-minute video is the second in a series of video interviews that Dr. Z had with leaders in the Van Meter School District.



What do you think? Do you agree with Principal Durflingers ideas?  What works for you?

Z

Friday, March 18, 2011

My Blackberry is NOT Working!

Wondering how the OLDER generation (is that us Baby Boomers? . . .  couldn't be) is interpreting the digital revolution? Here is a video by Ronnie Corbett (The One Ronnie) that provides a fruit stand perspective to out digital world:





What do you think? Did they hit it on the noggin?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Back from Beijing

Isn't that a fantastic group?!?!

This is our team from UNI who traveled to Beijing for the Flat Classroom Conference.  I have blogged about it some on my blog and you will find the wonderful postings by everyone else through the links over there in the right column of Dr. Z Reflects. ---------------->>>

Just in case you don't know, this team is identified thusly:
         Leigh Zeitz
Lisa Schaa      Vicki Davis        Carrie Jacobs     Brandi Day     Cathy Olson    Farah Kashef
                                     Jami Elliott         Deb Bruxvoort         Jenny Ties             Kathy Klink-Zeitz

I must admit that I have pages and pages of things to share with you but have spent the past week trying to catch up on all of the things that fell behind while I was gone. Look for a number of new things over the next couple of weeks.