- More of a true story arc. Currently the blog goes all over the place with a very vague story. I want to tell the story of tech integration using a more organic, narrative method.
- More events. Right now it's mostly dialog. I'd like to add some action. Not necessarily explosions, but at least a sense that something is happening.
- More of the classroom. I'd like to tell more stories connected to the classroom and how students engage with the learning tools.
Overall, I think a few themes have emerged and I'd like to express these themes in a narrative:
- Tech-integration does not exist in a social, cultural or political vacuum. It is a deeply social, deeply human endeavor.
- Tech-integration is both positive and negative. The myth is that we can always predict ahead of time the costs. Technocrats are better scientists than they are prophets.
- Students and teachers need to be part geek and part guru in how they approach technology
I'm not sure if this will be self-published or published by a company. I doubt that there is a huge market for fictional stories about nineteenth century teachers using technology. However, I also think it's a little quirky and different and that's what makes it work.
I'll still do some posts here. This place will continue to be where I go to to test out ideas.