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EduTech Conspiracy Project

Welcome to the Edutech Conspiracy. We are a community of educational technology teachers who have come together to share not only our interests and expertise, but to develop units collaboratively that will help support project-based learning at our schools.  

Technology often provides a good cornerstone around which to build project-based, interdisciplinary units. With an increasing number of schools creating a discrete role for a technology integration specialist, this person is well positioned to help get such units underway. And units based on the development of concepts and skills in the use of technology offer a great deal of flexibility to grow into broader interdisciplinary units since they can be filled with content from other disciplines.

We believe that within a strong community, teachers can collaboratively produce high quality teaching materials that will be better suited to project-based, interdisciplinary units than traditional textbooks and do so at a fraction of the cost. Technology in particular is an area where textbooks are not only very expensive, but they are out-of-date practically as soon as they are published. With the sorts of units that we teach, a single textbook is never enough. We teach from a broad range of resources and the process if gathering these resources is time consuming. Working together, we will be able to develop teaching materials that are more suitable to the way we teach, gathering and sharing the best resources available and ensure they always up to date.
If you would like to take part in our community, please join our Google Group Edutech Conspiracy. Once your membership has been approved, you will be given editing privileges in both the group and on this wiki. As you get to know the other members of the group, you may consider using Google+ as another way to keep your discussions going. There is a discussion thread on the group site to help new members learn get comfortable. You may also want to check out the Prezi presentation on the Collaboration page to get a better idea about what we have been up to.