What do you Hope for in 2009

Photo by Ben Jeffrey (2007)
There was no-end of photos with Crystal Balls on Flickr’s Creative Commons search.  If the first pages, I almost picked this, this, and this.

I just scanned CogDog’s piece on making new year predictions (This the Season of Predictions) and have ReadWriteWeb, and Stephen Downes loaded in my queue (see Levine’s blog post for other links).  I don’t really care about predictions at this point.  I do not really wonder if they’re right.  The value is in the insights and advice that they carry.

What I care more about is what we all care about.  That is to say, I’m interested in what you care about — what do you hope we, 12 months from now, will be able to say about 2009.

I’ll start with two:

  1. I hope that 2009 is the year that NCLB starts its much needed complete overhaul — or complete replacement.
  2. I hope that we come to realize, in 2009, that digital and networked content for teaching and learning is actually less expensive than printed paper — and far more effective.

So, what do you hope we’ll be talking about in 12 months?

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Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.