I am still out here! I teach science now at Scofield Magnet MS in Stamford, CT.
See my classroom blog.... http://mrforde.blogspot.com
I am still interested in debating the pit-falls and promise of using ed tech in schools.
Lately, I have ben finding that curricula is becoming more and more centrally controlled, at the district level. While this is a good idea, as it evens out the experience for kids throughout the district, it can limit what a creative teacher might do with ed tech. Do we all have to cover the topic the same way as long as we meet the curricular control? The answer for me, as I perceive it is "follow the curriculum as described".
What do you think about this and the impact on the potential use of ed tech?