June 22, 2006

Homeless blogging

Homelesswwithlaptop We talk about the digital divide making internet use in education difficult. Fair enough, but I've always believed that where there is a will there is a way. At Musselburgh I worked with one internet computer for months, and then one projector was added on. It never moved beyond that technically but I borrowed, begged, stole and applied for grants to get things improved. Our department now has an individual teacher laptop, a classroom computer, a projector in every room and some interactive whiteboards.

We are relatively privileged compared to the homeless who blog. They have a passion and they do everything they can to write and be heard. Now, what's stopping you?

Update: edu.blogs.com is now the top Google result for 'homeless blogging'. Why?


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Ewan McIntosh is a teacher, speaker and investor, regarded as one of Europe’s foremost experts in digital media for public services.

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