Online with Barack Obama
Happy New Year!
2009 will bring us a new President. Like Michelle and I, Barack Obama thinks about technology. He has a website, used Twitter during his campaign (I wonder if he'll continue after he becomes President?), and has a Blackberry to text message. He has Facebook and MySpace accounts to social network. But most importantly, he will appoint the first ever United States Chief Technology Officer.
In Obama's Blueprint for Change he has three main technology issues he plans to address:
- Protecting the openness of the Internet
- Deploy a modern communications infrastructure to get broadband to every community in America
- Improve America's competitiveness which includes preparing all of the children for a 21st century economy
I think it is exciting to have a technology minded president. You can plan for his inauguration by using his inauguration website and view inauguration photos on Flickr. Other teaching resources for Barack Obama can be found in this Scholastic article.