Day 5 (of 188) on apple launch day eve….I’m just saying’

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.
Think-Different
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Educator in BCs Sunny Shuswap Pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Utilizing ePortfolios & Descriptive Feedback
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