Friday, June 15, 2012

The Natural iPad

A few weeks ago I wrote 10 Things You Can Do To Make Yourself an Ed Tech Star This Summer. One of the things on the list was, "try a tablet only weekend." I made this suggestion because I think that if we're going to suggest that iPads or Android tablets become the preferred 1:1 device in schools, that we should try to use them for a weekend, a week, or longer in order to really understand to how they work, their features, and their flaws. And if your school isn't going to provide teachers and students with keyboards and other accessories, don't use them yourself during your tablet-only time. In other words, try using an iPad or Android tablet in its "natural state."