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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Learnshift: An idea whose time has come? by George Lane, for The Calgary Herald

Don't miss this article below.
Professor Emeritus of the University of Calgary, George Lane writes in The Calgary Herald, "I was surprised and dismayed at the results of the Herald's VoxPop poll on August 21 that showed 56 per cent of respondents disapprove of students using laptops in school."

In recent years most kindergarten-to-Grade-12 school systems have made great strides in getting technology into the classroom. The next logical pedagogy advanced by educational leaders is personalization of learning -- a paradigm that is, in part, facilitated by the use of personal computing devices such as the laptop, iPad and other wireless devices.

However not all parents can afford to buy each of their children a laptop and most school districts can't afford to provide them.

Is there a solution to this dilemma? Could it be solved if school systems moved from a practice of technology in the classroom to technology as the classroom?