education revolution

laptopThe 1:1 initiative by the government provides an opportunity for classes to connect and share as has never before been available or possible. How can we best use this opportunity?

While the government initiative is to be applauded and presents wonderful opportunities, teachers will be largely left with minimal to no training in how to best utilise these tools to assist students and engage them in their learning.

Is the government hoping they will be used to assist and improve on what is currently happening in schools or is there a hope that this will lead towards a whole new pedagogical approach to teaching and learning. When their whole schooling comes down to a high pressure examination how much scope is there to utilise the laptops for exciting and challenging projects that students can engage with, particularly in year 11 & 12?

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