The following five minute video was shared Daniel Wessel, director of technology in Lansing Public Schools, Kansas, at the MACE Conference in Manhattan on March 4, 2011. The video highlights the ways elementary students in Lansing are using iPads and iPod Touches. Many of these are 1st graders in Jessica Asbury’s classroom, who also presented in this MACE session. Jessica is piloting three iPads in her class. I recorded this video during the session with my iPhone4.
One of the most interesting things Dan and Jessica highlighted in their presentation was how important it is for students to work collaboratively using tools like an iPad. Jessica observed in many cases, students will self-select an iPod Touch to work individually on an application or project. Social skills are best developed when students work collaboratively and share a device, as demonstrated in this video. While the goal of 1 to 1 learning is important so EVERY student has an interactive screen just like all students can have pencils today, it’s important to understand the value of SHARING to promote social skill development as well as collaboration.
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