The premise is humorous enough, one piece of technology leading to bigger and greater uses of technology, but the implications are serious. Often, teachers will get hooked with a project, website, or gadget, and then want more. They figure out how best to use a technology resource, master it, and then start looking for the bigger project, website, or gadget (I’m personally addicted to my iBook and can’t imagine NOT upgrading to a MacBook when it comes time).
Janine Lim, an authority on the web when it comes to Video-conferencing, wrote a humorous, yet relevant post today about videoconferencing, and one VC experience in particular that serves as a “gateway drug” to other video-conferences. If you’ve never done a video-conference before, and want to know why they’re so addicting, it would serve you well to read Janine’s quick post about 3 reasons why the Read Around the Planet project is a great way to get started with video-conferencing.