Since I am both the technology teacher and the technology coordinator I have a dual role of teaching our students as well as our staff in integrating technology tools into our classrooms. To make sure staff feel comfortable with the many new Web 2.0 tools I am planning on a series of instructional podcasts and a blog site for feedback and additional resources for all content areas. I have chosen this plan for I do not want to teach technology in isolation of it being applied in all content areas within our curriculum. That does not mean this plan ignores my students learning needs as they are included in this project as stated below.
The plan is to introduce tools such as podcasts, blogs, wikis. Twitter, Voicethread, Skype, Google tools, Teacher Tube and Internet safety issues throughout this school year. Not all teachers will take advantage of this resource but I will also be introducing our students to these tools so that even though a classroom teacher may not yet feel comfortable using the tools they will have students who could assist them with the technology integration portion of the classroom lessons.
I will not identify the technology standards here other than my plan to refer to the ISTE NETS for students, teachers and administrators in identifying the technology outcomes.