Sunday, March 9, 2014

A Mayor of Tech Interest

Going over some old pictures I stumbled on one from an eChalk workshop where I was asked to show Bill de Blasio, the new city Public Advocate of NYC our school web site:  We had a nice conversation and unlike many politicians I have encountered he showed a genuine interest in how we were making a student and community connection by way of the pages of our school site.  Hopefully as he settles into the mayor at the center of the world he'll not forget the importance of tech in schools.  Coordinated use of technology throughout the NYC city system can't just be left to the administration in individual schools, but supported continually and consistently so that every student has an equal chance to use technology in every area of study, in every classroom environment.  Mr. Mayor we need Tech Coordinators in all our schools.