Fraser Speirs writes an excellent blog which includes posts on the introduction of Technology into Education. I’ve been watching, on twitter mainly, the iPad and Education conversation.
In this blogpost he gives some excellent insights into the reasons why using iPad in education is much better than the hideous, underpowered, locked down services which are being deployed here in NSW. This includes:
By deploying the iPad in the school and using real-world commercial software instead of “education-specific” clones of real software, we are delivering an authentic experience in school that mirrors and is relevant to the experience of technology that pupils have outside the school and bring to school with them.
I’m a big fan of teaching children responsibility to earn mutual trust. So, naturally I’ll agree with Fraser. I expect to buy an iPad for the house this year.
Recommend you read the full post : Fraser Speirs – Blog – iPads, Curriculum for Excellence and the Next Generation.