HISD officials are crafting a multimillion-dollar technology plan that would provide students with laptops to use in class and at home in an effort to modernize teaching and close the digital divide between rich and poor.
"At its worst, (districts) bring in a laptop or an iPad for every student, just using it to take notes. Don't spend $600 on a spiral notebook," Pitler said. "At its best, the computer changes the focus of learning from teacher-directed to student-centered."
Parents want schools to teach and model safe use of mobile devices and want educators to inform them about apps that would be age and content appropriate for their children. Doesn’t this sound just like what the ISTE NETS promote?