This is a follow-up to my last post. I just finished reading eSchool News and a report from the CoSN conference held last week. (I was at the MACUL conference and will post an update hopefully soon. If only my job and my life did not get in the way.) Anyway, in my last post about what will tip the use of technology in education I said I believed it would be 1-1 computing. I guess I am not the only one who feels that way. In the article titled, “School leaders mull ed-tech evaluation” by, Laura Ascione, she comments that the second day of the conference opened on just that issue.
“The second day's opening talks focused on one-to-one computing: how both teaching and learning would change if schools implement one-to-one computing initiatives, whether one-to-one computing is necessary, and some of the changes that must accompany it.”
If you get a chance to read the whole article it goes on to talk about how. “executive educators must focus on ensuring that technology is easily accessible for children who do not have desktop computers or laptops at home.” This lends itself to the same issue I discussed in the posting titled. This WILL Change Everything. I really do believe these two issues are critical if we expect students to use technology in school the way they will use it in their daily lives after they graduate.