Recently, when I was scheduled to fly to New York for work in a Connecticut school, I parked my car at the parking lot near the airport, and I was asked if I wanted a ride over to the terminal. As usual, I responded, "Sure, thanks." But it was not to be, because, thanks to the Fast Company article, when I walked outside and saw the twenty
passenger bus that was going to provide that ride over to the airport, I saw it in a new way. And I decided to act on the way I saw it.
I stepped back into the office and said, "Hey, thanks for the ride offer, but I think I'll walk." And off I went, making it to the terminal in about six minutes and into the gate area in ten. Turns out I really didn't need that ride. Probably won't need it next time, either. One person, and one little thing, but I am starting to think.
What is the one-little-thing technology tool or resource that might have the potential to radically transform your school? Would it be every teacher having a personal Web page that links students directly to online resources that support diverse learners? Is there a specific Web resource that everyone should use? What if every classroom had an Internet-connected computer and a projector? Maybe it isn't hardware you are thinking of. Perhaps you'd like it if every teacher were asked to share his or her uses of technology and inspire each other to give things a try.
So think about it, and share what you think is that one little thing. Oh, also, please go get some of those twirly lightbulbs, and let's all get to work on helping change this world!
By Jim Moulton