While in the big apple I visited a school that was super familiar with laptop 1to1
but were now in full swing with iPads.Tucked away in this hidden gem was an
Irishman with a word for the wise. He said we need to unmanage these devices,
stop making them all alike, stop trying to sync and control and let the teacher be
responsible.They had ruled out the carts and just stuck them in every room, gave
the teachers the volume lisencing stuff and a bunch of iTunes cards. He said he
wanted teachers and children to use them for their needs not some school
administrator purchasing and vetoing apps. He wanted teachers and to some
extent students take control. Sharp guy who was also into 3D printing and stuff
#anotherday #isthatasquirrelupthattree #easilydistracted
A kiwi Principal with a passion for education, sport, rugby, racing, beer and golf, add a little elearning and a theory or uninformed opinion on just about anything in the news.
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