"Just because kids can make a Glogster, Power Point, or Prezi doesn’t mean they are capable of applying the information they have learned in new and creative ways and have become self-directed learners,” says Susan Fisher, a Program Specialist in the Professional Learning Department for Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia. She wants students to take over that leadership role as well as responsibility for themselves, not just incorporate “21st Century technologies” into their lessons.

Last year, as the talented and gifted department coordinator and lead technology teacher at Fulton's Ridgeview Charter School, she began presenting regionally on blogging, e-portfolios, and...

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