Thursday, April 12, 2012
Can I Bring My Kindle...?
Yesterday as we settled down to read:
Kid: Mrs. Kilgo, can I bring my Kindle Fire to school tomorrow for read to self because it has my Tim Tebow book I'm reading?
Me: Sure! (Happy that he's reading a biography!)
Kid: My mom said that if you catch me doing anything I'm not supposed to be doing on it, I will get grounded from it and you'll take it away until the end of the year.
Me: (in my head) I sure do like this mom!
When I got home from school today I had an email from another student asking the same question. While I know there are some concerns about this, I think its really cool that my kids are asking. What's next? Technology is literally changing how students learn, or want to learn, and the face of the classroom. What will our classrooms look like in five years? Ten years? Twenty?
I can remember my third year teaching, gathering 18 students around ONE computer to teach them how to use PowerPoint. (The first two years I had NO computer). And now, almost every child in my class owns their own hand held device. Wow! I just wonder what the future will hold?