After reading an address by Barry Mills, president of Bowdoin College, and listening to a MPBN segment on iPad use in kindergarten classrooms in the Auburn school district, I find myself pondering the role of technology in the classroom across the ages. The technology revolution is upon us; how do we implement technology in ways that make sense for students from age 5 to 18 (and beyond)?
In his annual Opening of the College address...President Barry Mills addresses the role of technology in the transformation of education:
Nine years ago Maine became the first state to equip middle school students across the state with laptop computers...Now, in a program which is gaining international attention, one school district has launched a new learning initiative to supply all kindergarteners with iPads:
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Above is the link to the CNN article regarding the use of iPads in Maine.
I used Poll Everywhere for the 4-5 Opening Reception. Parents and kids were thrilled with it and the results will fuel a few of our early math classes. As an FYI, the "as many times as you like" option for voting really means only 40 times.