This is a great TEDxVideo of Thomas Suarez, a Grade 6 student explaining how he goes about developing Apps for iPhone, iPod and iPad. This is a great model for educators to create App developers in their own schools. Content creators as opposed to content consumers is a question we continue to ask ourselves. As Thomas says "sometimes students know more than teachers...with the technology......."
This kid is obviously a special student with a passion for programming but it would not be impossible to emulate this situation.
Here is a further article from the Manhattan Beach Unified School District explaining their decision for the iPad Pilot Program.
LOVE, love, love this video! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
GREAT video! This is what I am trying to build with my girls @BlackGirlsCode. I am sure we will get there. Give us another 6-12 months :)ReplyDelete
This kid is awesome! I can visualize my students as him in the future even they are just using the Ghostwriter Notes app they bought at http://majorspot.comReplyDelete
This note-taking app is a very powerful tool in educating the students!