I have to say that I was pretty surprised yesterday while I was looking around for information on Podcasting that there was as much on this within education as there was with a lot of other uses. I always wonder where and why technology is integrated in the classroom?
Sometimes it seems that though the technology is out there and is being used the difficulty with using and implementing it into the classroom is really two-fold, where does it fit? As well as is are educators willing to try it? I don't think educators are really afraid of using technology, but rather all of the mandates that are out there for what needs to be done in the classroom makes one more thing the straw that slows down the camel.
There are so many free and well design applications that have been released under GPL, as well as the major software companies that I wonder if there is anyone out there really looking at how they are used and if that is even possible? Anyways just a few more thoughts, not much else for right now. Perhaps latter on I will share some of the stuff that I think should and can be done to create relevant learning opportunities for teachers to use technology. (Yeah I think that should be the focus of this blog:)