However, I want to help those out there who are not sure where to go with the devices/laptops.
I also want to get a really good grasp of the big picture around where we are headed as schools with learning.
I have this worry that the clamor for devices and BYOD and 1 to 1 everything is lost in the need to keep up with the Joneses and not about sound educational decisions. Many of you know that I like to call a spade a shovel and lots of people will disagree with me that their school's elearning is set up on sound educational decisions. I'm not attacking you guys, I am just saying that if you look around there are the "haves" and "have nots" and the gaps are noticeable and when i see schools trialling iPads and iPods i kind of want to see the pedagogy and the planning and the big picture understanding. (i'm sure there is a big word for that, Ando?)
So I have been lucky enough to get this APPA travelling fellowship. A chance to travel the world over two school terms and capture best practice using devices. I have a great chance to visit those guys out there leading the charge.
I am coming to Australia, USA and lots of good old NZ. I have lined up many schools and districts, however, I need to find good people, My ADE network is hard at work and I'd love to get a few/tips/offers/places to go from the experts.
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Possibles on the list thus far in the USA, LA, San D, San F, Portland, Des Moine, Wisc, Florida, NYC, Maine.
Cheers and Im back!
I have had my tail between my legs worried about big brother after last years battle with NS (standardized stuff). So we have a new leaf and new ideas and new beginnings.