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  • Jones, Jeffrey
    Jerrie/All: I m sure most of you out there are doing this, but it probably bears repeating. I don t generally join a public forum or register software with my
    Message 1 of 41 , Apr 30, 2002
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      Jerrie/All:
      I'm sure most of you out there are doing this, but it probably bears
      repeating. I don't generally join a public forum or register software with
      my work email address (WWWEDU is an exception, but with no apparent cost). I
      use a Hotmail account for this purpose, and folks can spam that account
      within an inch of it's life for all I care - when it gets unbearable, I just
      close it and open another. It does potentially reduce the credibility of my
      presence on such forums (after all, anybody can claim to be a person of my
      incredible stature and impeccable credentials on a Hotmail account ;-), but
      it's a small price to pay.
      My EDTECH account is, unfortunately, doomed to be public, but my
      school account survives unscathed (knock on virtual wood).
      Jeff
      Jeffrey L. Jones, District Technology Resource Teacher
      Editor, TIPS - the FCPS Educational Technology E-zine
      Fayette County Public Schools
      Lexington, KY
      <http://itech.fcps.net/trt15/>
      <http://itech.fcps.net/tips>
      "...Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic..."
      - Arthur C. Clark



      -----Original Message-----
      From: Jerrie Cheek [mailto:jcheek@...]
      Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 6:44 PM
      To: wwwedu@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [WWWEDU] Massive Spamming


      John,

      I am having the same problem....I've never received so much "junk" as I have
      in the last four years of having this email address. It started about six
      months ago and is getting to be a "pain in the neck."

      Any advice, anyone????????????????

      Regards,
      Jerrie

      Jerrie S. Cheek
      Instructional Technology Specialist
      Educational Technology Center
      Kennesaw State University
      http://edtech.kennesaw.edu




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    • Glenda Fahey
      ... This is exactly what is happening in our district. My position was originally designed to be more in the realms of technology integration, however, I spend
      Message 41 of 41 , May 11 10:22 AM
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        wwwedu@yahoogroups.com writes:
        >I agree with Janice. You have to have both. If you do not have a
        >sufficient amoutn of "pure tech" folks -- those who can address the
        >technical issues -- then the instructional technology support folks will
        >spend all of their time addressing technical issues, or the computers
        >will sit unusable.
        This is exactly what is happening in our district. My position was
        originally designed to be more in the realms of technology integration,
        however, I spend a far greater percentage of each day dealing with
        technical issues, software, networking, etc., etc. We don't have much in
        the way of technical assistance, and since we (technology facilitators)
        have been relatively effective in this arena, the district hasn't seen the
        need to hire more technicians to alleviate this burden. And, now that we
        might be pulled from our campus (two buildings) assignments, teachers will
        have far less immediate support, both technical and curricular. And it
        seems we have just begun to make some progress! Through a great deal of
        effort to build relationships through teaming, modeling and good old basic
        hand-holding, we have been able to create some inroads with teachers who
        have started to use technology more on their own. Some of them are more
        capable and adventurous - these teachers will probably continue to explore
        the possibilities that technology can provide. Others will quit once they
        reach a stumbling block with no help available to them as needed. Then,
        there are the ones who are still "watching" to see if technology will fail
        (many hoping that it will!) before they will be willing to try anything. I
        fear that these teachers, who have yet to buy in to the idea of
        integrating technology with curriculum, will be much more difficult to
        convince once their onsite technical/integration support is removed.
        The process of change is long and arduous. Many people don't trust
        technology due to the fact that it changes constantly. They feel they
        can't ever reach a level of comfort before something else changes, and
        they are soon frustrated and give up, without help. We have people who get
        upset when a desktop's appearance changes or when a web site reorganizes
        and the links or pages are not in the same place they were the last time!
        Only those who have made the leap to relying on technology as an integral
        part of teaching and learning, and are willing to stay on top of changes
        will remain self-sufficient and accept the challenges with more limited
        support. Unfortunately, we have too few of these trailblazers! I'm afraid
        we would be pulling the plug too soon on everyone else if we eliminate the
        onsite support they currently depend on.
        Glenda




        "A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way."
        - J.C. Maxwell
        Glenda E. Fahey
        Technology Facilitator
        New Lenox School District #122
        102 S. Cedar Road
        New Lenox, IL 60451
        (815)485-4451
        e-mail: gfahey@...
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