It is not about the technology. It is about what the learning that the technology readily allows.
Our K-12 school recently purchased and have began trialling a class set of iPads.
This technology allows students to demonstrate and evaluate their own learning. When our kindergarten students practise their letter writing they use an iPad to photograph their work. They use an app such as Showme to:
- describe how they wrote the letter; and
- evaluate their written letter. Pick their best attempt and justify their choice.
The following videos not only shows students describing and evaluating learning, it also show students pausing, thinking, looking for the right words.
It is not about the technology, it is what the technology allows you to do!