The M(oblie) Generation & The iPad Dad
It used to be that you went to with your black and white marbled composition notebooks.
Then loose-leaf binders — those Trapper Keepers were the best!
These days it’s quite different, even for the littlest ones in our grade schools. . .
This month, I was interviewed as an iPad Dad for Forbes Magazine — they were looking to uncover what’s happening in our schoolhouses across the country.† Originally, I thought I was at the forefront with my kids.† But in reality, our kids aren’t as much of an outlier as I initially thought.
At this point, the iPad has taken the first steps for tablets in becoming the notebook killer in our schools.
According to Forbes, over 2,300 schools have brought in the iPad to the classroom.† And in fact, over 600 schools have set-up a 1:1 ratio in classes.
The iPad is inspiring the sort of learning and creativity in Jahngís kids that Heathkits, crystal radios and, letís be frank, PCs, did for generations past.
Here’s the article that come out in Forbes:
Education no longer is just about the content, but also about the medium.† That impacts creation, curation and consumption all together.
It’s refreshing to see our schools embracing the need to look at the curriculum from such a different approach.† The final trajectory promises to certainly be quite different for this M(obile) Generation.
What do you think about all this tech in the classroom?† Good for the kids? Bad? Share a comment below.