Sunday, August 20, 2006

Podcast #38 - Classroom Technology Goals for the 2006/2007 School Year

Hello. Well, the first several days of school are in the books. We started class at South Valley Jr High last Wednesday. There is something about the first day of school for the new year - the smell of new pencils, fresh notebooks and the potential that anything is possible with the new year.

Today I want to outline my technology goals for the upcoming school year. Last year I did this in podcast #5 and at the end of the year I did a recap of what goals I met and which goals I did not accomplish. As the new school starts I'm as excited as ever. This is my 13th year in the classroom and over the course of the past summer I met amazing groups of people at travels that took me to Washington DC, Chicago and San Diego that have given me a fresh look at how I do things in my classroom.

List of technology goals for the 2006/2007 school year:

1. Expand the use of blogs in my classroom

2. Produce a regular podcast that features my
principal with news about our school building

3. Help students create more

4. Organize a workshop to educate parents on how to
keep their children safe on the Internet

5. Long distance collaboration with teacher(s) in
other parts of the country and possibily around the world

I hope your school year is off to a great start. If you would like to contact me please drop me an e-mail at I am a little behind on returning a couple e-mails but I try to make every effort to respond to each one.

Direct link to Podcast #38 - My Classroom Technology Goals for the 2006/2007 School Year - MP3 Format (17 minutes)

Podcast #38 Show Notes:


  1. Hi Eric,

    I just listened to your last show and thought I would share one of my districts principal’s podcast with you. I also have one District level admin using podcasting to communicate with his building administrators each week. I am sorry; I can’t share that one too.

    This is Desert Harbor Elementary –
    School Web page.
    Podcast Page -

    There is also a podcast club/class at this school.
    Maybe soon, we will have a few more principals find the value in this great tool too.

    Thanks for your time.

    Shawn Wheeler - Adventures in Podcasting –

  2. James - Thanks. Please let me know when you get your podcast up and running so I can listen to it.