So, as we start a new year, thanks to Kristine and Darren and the rest of our ever-growing readership (didn't think it was a word until spellcheck skipped over it), we hope that you will join the conversation so that we can effectively store the "coolest" ed tech ideas for you.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Redefining the Tech Fridge Purpose
Last week we shared Darren Draper's post referring to ed tech as a "breakfast buffet." In response to that, Kristine commented and a couple of friends asked in person if the Tech Fridge was a metaphor for that. I had to admit, when I started the Fridge just over a year ago (whoops, forget my blogaversary on July 22nd), the name came from a more "cheesy" way of thinking. We wanted to provide you with the "coolest" tech ideas. But Darren's post changed how we are thinking. In a soon-to-be-coming out letter to my district tech people, I told them that with ed tech being a breakfast buffet, they didn't need to be connoisseurs of everything, but should know where to look to find valuable "food" to bring back to their "table." And I think that's where we are going with the Fridge. The grocery store brings in many different types of food for you, but your fridge stores just what you need and want. That's what we hope to do here. We want to bring in only the ed tech that will be valuable to you. We may stand on a soapbox every now and then, but only when we have something we are passionate about. While there won't be a noticeable difference in how we do what we do, the management of the Tech Fridge is working to make sure that we do the research and don't waste your time.