Mark Hofer and I started a new community to focus on curriculum-based technology integration and new teacher preparation practices. The community centers around the Edtech Co-op blog where we and other community members will share ideas on the two themes. The Co-op is also involved with Curriki as a group that members can assign their lessons and units of study to.
We will be producing a podcast every two weeks or so working to discuss an essential question on curriculum or pre-service teacher preparation. Many of the podcasts will include guests who will bring their expertise and experience to share with our audience. One can listen to the podcasts via the blog or from iTunes.
I feel very fortunate to be working with Mark who has provided so much to the educational technology community through his articles for Learning and Leading with Technology and other journals. Mark’s students at the College of William and Mary are very fortunate to have a professor who was not only a social studies teacher but also an instructional technologist. Mark’s outreach into schools around Williamsburg working with teachers and administrators to analyze and improve their practices is
another way that Mark makes a difference for students in K-12 schools.