Friday, June 15, 2012

In Maryland, iPad trial has more pros than cons

Green Acres school in Rockville, Md started a pilot with 5th and 6th grades that has been so successful, they are rolling out even more, as reported in the Maryland Gazette.
It’s not really about the iPad, it’s about building a facility with technology, and using technology to give kids the opportunity to build their skills, and the opportunity to pursue their passions,” Neal Brown, head of school, said.
I couldn't agree more. The iPad gives access to technology which will help prepare our students for their future and access to information to help them learn, tools to help them create and problem solve.
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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Tablets And Assessments

Interesting article about assessments and tablets. There are valid concerns but given the direction technology is going, and the speed, these concerns will have to be addressed by test companies and tablet designers.

Brian Bleil writes, in Pearson's

href="">FWD blog, Tablets and Assessments - A Closer Look. He briefly discusses the obvious benefits of tablets then spends the bulk of the post on cautions about the drawbacks or limitations in regards to statewide testing. Pearson is an assessment provider so they have a vested interest.

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