I’m currently at the AzTEA conference in Tucson. The people are as hospitable here as they were in Flagstaff. My message was well received, and we had a very interesting discussion as a breakout session. The frustrations are similar everywhere, and our visions are the same. We simply have to figure out how to craft a compelling story about the 21st century classroom and go out and tell it — to everyone.
Over lunch, I was talking with the president of the AzTEA and the director of technology for the Flagstaff school district. We were talking about instant messaging, and how surprised we are at how useful it really is. I talked about my wife texting me grocery lists while I’m writing at the coffee shop. Somebody said, “It’s like floating post-its.”
I thought that was a very cool way of thinking about it.