But then the nature of this post switched...
My friend and teaching partner, Hugh McDonald (@HughTheTeacher) gave our students WiFi as the topic for their blog post this week...and now my perspective doesn't seem as important anymore...instead here is what our students think about how WiFi and how it has changed their learning.
Amanjot, a grade 7 student, points out that "With wifi you have a variety of ways of getting research done, you have pictures and videos. In math now we are making a arcade game and we need to learn all the learning outcomes. Most of the people in my class don’t know how to do circumference. So they search it on you tube".
Students taking charge of their own learning? Sounds good to me!
I could keep going and going, or if you are interested please check out all our blogs at kidblog.org/mrszisclass-2. We would love to hear your comments!
The children have spoken, and they see the benefits that WiFi has had on their education: the sharing with a global community, the ability to create and share their ePortfolios, iPad math games, etc. It is a part of the way we learn now and gives us so many opportunities.
What do you think? Has it changed the way you teach or the way your students learn?