This is an excerpt from Two Guys and Some iPads blog. I recently met these two fired up teachers at a conference and their excitement about augmented reality was intoxicating. Brad Waid and Drew Minock should be on everyone's radar, as they are well on their way to changing the educational landscape, big time. What Do You WANT Kids to Do With Technology? Technology should not be something educators use so they can "check it off the list" but a tool for students to engage in deep and higher level thinking. It is a tool for students to become the creator of their learning. It is in the teacher's hands to give their students the opportunity to use technology as a tool, or a learning outcome. Many educators are often scared to give their students autonomy when using technology because it takes the outcome out of their hands. I often wonder, "Why is that a bad thing?" Teaching is more than raising test scores (although many think otherwise) and pushing through the curriculum. It is about developing relationships with students and giving them a place to grow and develop as citizens. Join the movement for change and be the educator you would want as a student or one you would want your children to have. So the question I pose is: What kind teacher are you going to be? Read entire article: Podstock 2013 = Opportunity for Change We are a couple of teachers from Eastover Elementary in Bloomfield Hills, MI who are on a mission to change the way we learn, teach, and lead by using technology. We have a small iPad pilot in our school and we are using them to create meaningful and engaging lessons. We hope our ideas, resources, and vision we share on this website help you want to "change the game." Check out our AR-Augmented Reality section and Game Changing Apps section for more awesome information. See more: EdReach Presents: Two Guys and Some iPads!
Written by Jayne Clare
Jayne Clare is dedicated to being in the forefront of the ever-changing digital landscape. She has been working directly with students and startups and recognizing what works and what doesn’t, along with the why behind both. Jayne co-founded Teachers With Apps in 2011.