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Agreed.  And I would argue that too often the discussion is about "what we
do at school" as if that is the only place students develop skills and
knowledge. So I supposed the discussion is what is that thing, that device,
that ALL students will have access to.

On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Joanne Finnegan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Too often the discussion is around devices, not learning. I still advocate
> that there is a need for a variety of devices for students whether the
> environment is 1:1 or not. For example, an elementary school with only
> Chromebooks is doing a disservice to kids if there are no tablets available
> for creating movies, using whiteboard apps for explaining concepts, etc.
> Yes, you can do all that with a Chromebook, but it takes much more time
> away from the actual learning (i.e., content) to do what is simple and fast
> on a mobile device/iPad/tablet.
>
> Joanne
>
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 11:03 AM, Raymond Ballou <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>>
>> Mike
>>
>> Brendan beat me to the car analogy, so I will just add.
>>
>> There is a lot of 'what business uses' or 'most popular this or that'
>> postulation in Ed Tech.
>>
>> If that applied in the Driver Ed world, our 'car' would be a Ford F150.
>>
>>
>> For 1-1, expectations benefit from being device agnostic, as none of us
>> know how things will unfold ...
>>
>>
>> I echo what others have said re:
>>
>> CART                        =>  HORSE
>> what do we want to do => what are our device options
>>
>>
>> R
>>
>> I don’t think you can fairly compare the most expensive solution to the
>>> least expensive solution.
>>>
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