Sunday, June 9, 2013

IT classrooms of the future

It's all very well to have one-to-one classrooms with students using ICT devices.  The most important factor is how the resources are being used; are the tasks being done on ICT devices simply the same tasks that could be using traditional resources, or are students being introduced to a whole new learning dimension that are reliant on them having access to iPads, teblets, netbooks, etc?

Here's a take on IT classrooms of the future from today's New Zealand Herald.  The article starts:

'Students and parents give their blessings to new e-learning computer technology

Meet the classrooms of the information technology haves and have-nots.
Marshall Laing Primary School, a decile-six multi-cultural school in the Auckland suburb of Mt Roskill, has two pilot classes based on the increasingly popular Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) electronic classroom'.

To read the article in full, click here.

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