Julia Fischer | September 25, 2012
I finally took the plunge and joined the group of Smartphone users. Of course, I had been using a laptop when many were tied to their desktops. In January we got an ipad which made travelling with technology that much easier until I got my Smartphone. Last week I purchased an iPhone 5 and it has revolutionized my life – not just because it is an iPhone – but because of all its capabilities as a smartphone. Read more...
Peggy Grant | August 10, 2012
In this age of budget cuts and shortfalls, many schools are exploring Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs. At first glance, it seems like a great solution to a problem, a way to implement one-to-one computing without the expense of buying computers for every student. While many educators are enthusiastic about BYOD, others object to such initiatives, citing both practical problems and philosophical disagreements.
The main reason for allowing students to bring their own devices, usually smartphones and tablets, rather than laptops, is to provide students with the benefits of being able to use technology for educational purposes both inside and outside of school. According to BYOD advocates, such a program provides students with ready access to computing devices, puts students at the center of the learning process, and encourages collaboration.Read more...