Friday, August 17, 2007

Speak the Speech

Hamlet would be a great advocate of ed tech. He would attend every conference. He would attend every workshop. He would 'speak the speech' and the mob would adore him. All theory, whiz-bang, and un-conference.

To blog or not to blog, that is the question.
Whether tis nobler in the blogosphere
to suffer the comments and links of outrageous readers
or, by opposing, delete them.
to twit, to wiki
to tag, perchance to collaborate
but in that sharing of ideas
what lessons may come when we have shuffled off this ed tech ideology
must give us pause.

What would Hamlet really create?

Now, Othello...well...give him a set of classroom laptops and a room full of students and any one of the following would most assuredly occur:
1. A vibrant lesson plan that is aligned with state standards
2. A wiki free of links, but full of real lessons, replete with activities and student-created content
3. A strategic attack upon Cyprus
4. A nap-time tragedy

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