just wanted to share an observation about technology and the (ongoing in too many districts) debate about operating systems…
when educators are “leading” the technology use/choice, the ‘choice’ has always tended to be Apple and a default of ‘byod’. when the “decision” is taken away from the educators, the ‘choice’ tends to be “windows” and not as much room for ‘different’. just something I noted during a couple conversations with educators at conferences where too often, they were using their ‘home machine’ because what the district offered…..wasn’t up to their needs. it has been said to/asked of me – it’s not about the machine….and I agree…unless the device makes it so….
i will continue to advocate for the tech devices that best fit the users needs – not a ‘standard model’ that is a fit because of convenience to tech operations and not all using the same brand with the ‘latest and greatest gadget’. on the eve of another “apple launch day” I want educators to continue to “think different” – technology has never been more affordable or more customizable in education….might as well take advantage of that.