Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Google Generation Classroom

At Lakeview School all of our year 5-8 students are set up with their own Google accounts.  This is our first step towards preparing for the 'Google generation'.  This article, from The Sunday Star Times, has inspired me to lead the school's ICT programme in continuing on the journey to give our students the opportunity to have access to the learning, the learning tools and environment that will prepare them as citizens for the 21st century.

The article begins ...

'In the classrooms of the future, students will use their phone as a computer and instead of raising their hand to ask a question, they'll simply send the teacher a tweet. Imogen Neale reports.
Some schools demand students leave their digital devices at home, but Albany Senior High School, north of Auckland, has taken the opposite approach, BYOD. "That means, Bring Your Own Device," explains deputy principal Mark Osborne.'

 To read the article in full, click here.

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