The Savvy Technologist is a blog written by Tim Wilson, the director of technology for a school district in Buffalo, Minn. Wilson explains ed tech in a way that is accessible and interesting to both classroom teachers and school technology gurus.
In one post, Wilson discusses the ever-growing issue of teachers’ excitement about using new software and Web tools in their classrooms but frustration with IT departments that restrict them. After acknowledging that both sides often have legitimate beefs, he makes the case for strong collaboration. “There has to be a wide open communication channel between IT and the teaching and learning department,” he says. Other topics include tips for creating podcasts and “tricking administrators into using technology.”