Ira David Socol is the Senior Provocateur at Educology Partners as he works to complete is doctorate in education at Michigan State University. He works extensively with Michigan's Integrated Technology Initiative (where he developed the "Freedom Stick" universal design applications suite with the help of RSC-Scotland-North+East), with Michigan's Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, with the Albemarle County (Virginia) Public Schools, and with many other schools, districts, and divisions. He presents nationally and internationally on the need to radically change the four technologies of school - time, the division of students and content, spaces, and information and communication tools - in order to give all students an opportunity to succeed. He is the author of the "somewhat educationally-based" novel, The Drool Room, and blogs at