As I’ve been preparing to speak to a group of Instructional Design grad students at the University of Utah, I’ve been searching for material that will help them the most.
I’ve learned from speaking with some of their professors and students that their Educational Technology program strongly emphasizes the use of technology within a K-12 environment. Since I’ll be speaking to teachers and future-teachers, I figured it would be best to find some resources to recommend specifically to them. Of all the learning resources I came across, I found Barbara Schroeder’s public blog to be most helpful: http://itcboisestate.wordpress.com/
In one of Barbara’s recent posts, she recommends updating your business cards to include a QR (quick reference) code, which would upload your contact information directly into another person’s contact list. She asks teachers to consider handing their cards out to parents at back-to-school-night and show them how to add you to their address book if they have a mobile device.