I have two sources of inspiration for you.
One is a video… Brave New World Wide Web. It compares 20th century learning with 21st century learning. It was originally posted in 2008, but is still relevant today. I hope it gets you thinking about one small change you can make to bring yourself forward. I can help and support you in that process.
The second is a blog post from December of 2009, but it’s still fitting and good food for thought…
I was planning on sharing the link to Shelly Blake-Plock’s, @TeachPaperless’, post (a year old today and still very insightful), ’21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020′ anyway, but here it has been put together with my Brave New World Wide Web video on the DeDorest Area School District blog.
It amazes me that on blip.tv where it was first posted, the video has never in 2 years and 2 months had a ‘zero’ day… it has had a long-tail audience and every couple months it gets a spike in viewings as someone else shares it. All told, at several sites, it has probably been viewed over 40,000 times and downloaded over 500 times since I put it online. I realize that a cat sneezing on YouTube can get 150,000 views in less time than that, but this story of a personal journey into the world of edtech, and what it offered to me as an educator, has a very specific audience and I’m humbled by it’s reception… even 2 years later.