Professor John Hattie Quote:-
Not many schools promote what is actually most important for student progress: The quality of their teachers and school LEADERS. They often shy away from that (and include promotions on pretty kids, buildings, sports, music) which I think is a great pity.
Now we have a National Curriculum a National Website for Design and Technology with State Run areas would be of great assistance to all Tech teachers especially isolated one's and lets face it, that includes a huge number of schools. Talk to your State reps to get this important mind set active.
In the time pore environment Teachers work in 'PD Time' and the 'Money' to do it is not on many of our 'To Do Lists'
Technology teachers should be some of the first teacher to embrace the emerging Web based online conferencing.