I can’t Believe I had Hot Chocolate First thing This Morning

Yes, I’m in Hershey, Pennsylvania, for the 2006 Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference. Last night I had dinner with some old and new friends. They included folks at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit and people from the Penn Department of Education. The conversations were down to earth, way out there with the Box disappearing behind us, and the all-encompassing bottom line was…

preparing children for their future.

Governor Edward Rendell announced in his recent budget address to the state legislature that by 2009, every high school classroom, teaching the four core subjects, will be equipped with broadband access to the Net, multimedia technology, and a laptop for every student — Classrooms for the Future.

The CentreDaily, State College’s home page, published the full text of Rendell’s speech.

From our wide-ranging talks last night, especially the vision expressed by the DOE’s Michael Golden, they seem determined to do this carefully and do it right — to make it work.

This will be an initiative to keep our eyes on.

Lot’s to watch these days.

Much potential.

Way more than 2¢ worth.

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.