This article is like to spark many a lively debate about devices and educational reform. I find myself asking - why is it all or nothing? Life is not like that, why should education present a lopsided world? Children need to learn how to use all the devices/tools that are available to them. Is there a benefit to an Encyclopedia that is printed annually v. one that is updated hourly? As an educator I embrace a multiple intelligent approach to a blended and diverse classroom. I think we should offer as creative an environment as possible.
While at Edscape last week, Diana Laufenberg (@dlaufenberg) shared that while students at Science Leadership Academy use many creative and innovative educational methods, they do not have the same experience in college. Reform is needed across the board... but, I digress... let's keep the debate lively, let's keep inspiring our students, parents, administrators, and legislators.
While we work on our ideas for educational reform we can share them on MindMeister. This mind mapping software is available from the Android Market and is an awesome way of sharing ideas with your colleagues. As I am using the product I am finding it very easy to share with other people on my team. We are working together to come up with our new three year plan and this makes it easy to share and shape ideas. Give it a look/see and let me know what you think!
Kathy Schrock put together a Bloom's Taxonomy of Android Apps... (Thanks, Kathy) Check this out because as Android sales continue to grow... and with the release of the Amazon Fire (at $199)... I think you may see more Droids in your schools.