Friday, November 9, 2012

November 2012 Reader on Tech in the Classroom

Cleveland Heights Schools End iPad Project After Students Become Targets for Mugging [StateImpact Ohio via The Quick and the Ed] - Unintended consequences of issuing high tech devices to students. I haven't heard of too many incidents of this caliber here in McAllen, where all students will soon have iPads or iPad Touch devices, but we certainly dealt with theft, misplaced devices and damage last year (the pilot/transition year).

Does More Tech in the Classroom Help Kids Learn? [Mashable!] - For more on this idea, read my reflections after visiting a Rocketship Education school in 2010: Lessons Learned from Rocketship Education.

D.C. students test ‘Teach to One’ learning system [Washington Post via The Quick and the Ed]

10 Things School Leaders Do to Kill a Teacher's Enthusiasm for Technology [The 21st Century Principal]

Low Income Students’ Test Scores Leap 30% With Smartphone Use [Mashable!]