David Jakes makes a really good point in this article about iPads. This statement is so true: “Devices themselves do not transform classrooms. They just don’t. What device, or technology for that matter, has? The mightiest technology of them all, the Internet, hasn’t even transformed learning, at scale, across K-12 education. And I offer a walk down any school hallway as evidence.”
Here is the link to his article: http://davidjakes.com/words-matter-ipad
Food for thought, as we begin to use iPads more in our schools (with certain select teachers and classrooms) how do we get those teachers down the hall to let their students touch the computers and go on the internet? That is the reality we face daily and that is our goal as a team: let the students use the technology they have available…….Refresh is bringing more and more laptops and technology into the schools, we have to get the technology in the students’ hands. Teachers need to give up control.
Here is an interesting article my co-worker just shared with me after reading this post: Mooresville School District, Mooresville, NC
Please watch this video to show you what students think about their learning:
Click here to view a Voicethread by Shasta Looper’s Class about Martin Luther King, Jr.
Students Using Technology on PhotoPeach