"Should parents have the right to refuse or limit a 1:1 initiative – or other educational technology usage – for their children?"
I have a network of amazing educators at my fingertips that never cease to amaze me. Being a "Connected Educator" is awesome!
For the second year in a row, the United States Department of Education has made October Connected Educator Month.
Here is a partial list of some of the things our students have done due to their experiences as students in a school where everyone has access to iPads
I spent three days last week at a workshop on the new Massachusetts Framework for Educator Evaluation.
I first noticed the power of following a conference hashtag two summers ago during the Building Learning Communities Conference in Boston.
What about looking at iPad (or another technological resources) as the problem? How can this help us?
The bottom line is that we don't need any new devices in our schools; what we really need is new thinking in regards to our purpose for having schools.
As we make the transition away from textbooks as the primary resource for teachers and classrooms, it is understandable that so many people are looking for THE ANSWER
The video above first appeared in a Huffington Post article last week titled "The Independent Project - High School Allows Teens To Decide Their Own Curriculum."
The School, Essa Academy, has been making some news for its use of iPads and was recently featured on the BBC.
The most common question we get regarding our 1:1 initiative with iPads is - What apps do you recommend?
"For about three thousand years or more all that was needed for learning and writing was some sort of pencil. Plato never wrote his master piece The Republic on an iPAD."