I found a little snippet from Techlearning.com this morning about a teacher receiving an award for his textbook-less classroom. Teacher gleans federal kudos for bookless classroom is one of the full articles I found when I Googled his name and it makes for interesting reading. The teacher, Gerry Mangus, class's test scores are way up and show that if teachers do the legwork in terms of using the technology to harness the learning, amazing results can follow. What could I do to get a class full of computers? That's where I hope I can use IWB technology to improve student learning as our network structure isn't set up for his model (nor is our budgets!) Still, the point is, the teacher makes the difference not just the supplying the computers and the online connection.
And who couldn't love a teacher who's into golf as well.