An elementary school in our district recently got 30 iPads and asked for some advice implementing them with students and teachers. In addition to suggesting some starter apps, I recommended that we have conversations with kids around the appropriate use of these devices. While almost every child has used an iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone, the exciting learning opportunities these mobile, Internet-connected, media creation devices create also open the door to new challenges. Cyberbullying or inappropriate web publishing happens more through the camera than regular computer use does; the mobility of the device combined with the reality that multiple users are using the device with no personalized, password-protected, network-tracked accounts makes it more challenging to keep track of who is doing what with the device or that the device itself is safe.
Continue to the rest of the article below but first read my notes.
Curators notes – After reading this one, I was a little amazed quite honestly. These are elementary school kids with iPads. As you will soon see from reading the rest of this piece, it is well thought out, informative, and brings some serious attention to this subject matter. Especially recommended reading for anyone with kids about this age.
favorite line – “There are things we can technically do with the iPads that we probably should not do.”
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