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?


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.