After having 2 interviews today for different positions, I have noticed that the administration still doesn't get it. They have been told that they need to include technology into the curriculum, they need to get their teachers on board, and they need to learn these new technologies themselves. But... they have no clue why.
This is the very reason why our technology implementation in schools right now is stagnate. Teachers are only using about 10% of what the internet has to offer. They use the internet as an informational resource. Most are not aware of the publishing capabilities.
I went on to explain to these principals about my technology integration goals this year. I discussed weekly podcasts, creations of wiki's, and using feed aggregators to keep up with current topics. I then discussed the reasons I feel strongly about using these tech-literacy's with the students. I had to explain, in detail, what each of these programs consisted of.
Why have some state's implemented these new tech-literacy's, and others, like my state have not even discussed what they are?
Reading other blogs, I feel as though Maryland is slipping behind other states when it comes to web 2.0 literacy's.
Will students from Maryland be able to compete with students from other states in 10 years? I don't know the answer to this. I am going to make a difference, no matter how small it might be. I want to be part of the information revolution and teach every student how to make these technologies work for them.