August 31, 2011
I asked about the technology you have, and the technology you dreamed of. I do not have the words to fully express how incredible it was to read each of your responses. We are a fabulously diverse team. In fact, BC members hail from as far away as Canada, Honduras, and Malaysia. This team teaches everything from computer science to foreign language to history. We come from a wide range of schools, including: public, private, religious, charter, elementary, secondary, urban, rural, and specialized. In spite of these differences, the needs, passions, actions and insights expressed in your emails were strikingly similar. These similarities were in the forefront of my mind today, and remained so when I had the pleasure of speaking with Brandon W. of Edmodo. During today’s conversation Brandon shared some incredible ideas about how Edmodo could be used to build the creative space our team needs to express, support and act on the ideas and insights contained in the emails you sent me.
Now, its up to each of you to determine the type of platform we need to empower our interests and incredible energy. I need to know which elements you are most excited about having, using and contributing to. The options included on this form represent those that were most popularly expressed in your emails. There is an additional space at the end for you to use to offer any additional suggestions or insights.