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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