I’ve always had a penchant for wanting to know exactly why decisions are made. Perhaps it’s a feeling of helplessness when I’m not a part of the decision making process, butI always seemed to notice that students in my classroom responded better to directions when I could give them a clear rationale about the choices I gave them as the teacher. I’m certainly not going to compare fellow teachers and colleagues to students, but I do notice that giving taking time to tell people “why” certain decisions are made regarding technology in our school district, they usually seem much more receptive.
So I did what any other instructional technologist that relishes overloading themselves would do; I created a podcast! It’s only one episode, but my Tech Director, Pete Poggione, enjoyed the unscripted (and completely unannounced) format of our chat. He said he’s be willing to do at least one more show, which for now is my goal; to get him comfortable enough to always do at least one more show. The chats are geared to be simple 15-20 minute conversations generated by questions submitted by anyone willing to ask!
You can listen using the link below or ask a question for this coming Friday by leaving a comment below!