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+1 for making "issues" into "teachable moments!"

I believe a significant benefit of our High School 1:1 is helping students learn how to manage technology in their lives, from taking care of it physically to managing software (and avoiding traps) to becoming "fluid" with tools and ready to adapt as tools change, to using resources (bandwidth, copyrighted materials) ethically and responsibly, etc. 



Eric Hall
Technology Integration Specialist
Mount Mansfield Union High School
Chittenden East SU

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On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:42 AM, Craig Lyndes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Jeff,

It is interesting that you should bring up "teachers managing technology in the classroom".  We just had a discussion today about how having an environment where students can lean from their mistakes promotes teachers also learning.

Our situation isn't the kids using an application that uses too much bandwidth (I assume that is the objection to Flinch).  We have a student who has rendered his 1:1 laptop unusable several times by installing applications that come with a load of malware.  Our discussion centered around changing the password of the superstu account (this is the account the kids have access to that can install).  A valid argument against doing that was that then the student will not learn how to avoid installing malware.  So we wanted to scaffold the student's learning by asking that he bring the computer to the teachers on his team if he sees dialog boxes that he doesn't understand.  The problem is some of his teachers have to have malware cleaned off their machines regularly, so their learning needs to be assisted.

It's all good.  It's opportunities for learning, not problems.

Craig

On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 10:37 AM, Jeff Weiner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I am curious if they'll assist us in blocking their own product.  We'll see!  

My preference would be to teach the students appropriate use of such products as opposed to blocking it, and we're getting there, but we need to have more conversations about teachers managing technology in the classroom first.

Thanks.

Jeff

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Jeff Weiner
Technology Director
Wakefield Public Schools
60 Farm St.
Wakefield, MA 01880

On Sun, Apr 12, 2015 at 6:40 PM, Raymond Ballou <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Flinch is a totally new take on the classic staring contest – just make ‘em smile. No need for a friend or third-party to call the shots. Flinch pairs up the latest in video streaming and emotional tracking technology to determine the outcome - automatically!

maybe these guys can help?



R

On Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 11:46 AM, Eric Hall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Haven't heard about Flinch until now, but the BIG student buzz this week is... multiracial emojis!

Eric Hall
Technology Integration Specialist
Mount Mansfield Union High School
Chittenden East SU

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On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 3:01 PM, Jeff Weiner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Has anyone started seeing instances of the Flinch app for iOS in your cafeteria on your students personal devices, and if so, has anyone figured out how to block it yet?

Thanks

Jeff
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Jeff Weiner
Technology Director
Wakefield Public Schools
60 Farm St.
Wakefield, MA 01880

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