When your classroom looks like this (hopefully with fewer students) are you still going to teach the same?
Based on what little I’ve heard locally from a university that’s gone 1:1 with both laptops and iPhones, the answer often is sadly, “Yes.” This Kaplan ad as well as the latest ACU “Connected” video suggest that the learning interactions SHOULD be different when ubiquitous access to laptop and handheld computing devices are available. We all know, however, there is often a space (sometimes large) between what is possible and what is actual.
To answer the questions invited by Will’s photo above, we might also need to answer the related questions, “How robust is the provided WiFi connectivity?” and “How much professional development as well as just-in-time instructional technology support is available?” At NECC 2009 this year, the bandwidth left a LOT to be desired. That can also be the case in schools which do not adequately plan and scale their network infrastructure to meet the demands of 1:1 computing.
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On this day..
- Changing "Classroom Normal" with Interactive Blogging - 2012
- Passion-based learning in action: Brian Crosby at TEDxDenverEd - 2010
- Thoughts on Macs and Netbooks - 2009
- Digital media becomes socially interesting as it becomes technologically boring (ubiquitous) - 2009
- links for 2008-07-27 - 2008
- DOPA might not kill all DSN education in schools - 2006
- Virtual Field Trips: Take Students on An Adventure to Learn - 2006
- Putting the "interactive" into interactive electronic whiteboards - 2006
- DOPA passes US House of Reps - 2006
- Podcast, Vodcast, Screencast Nation - 2006