Except I won't be back to really participate in the experience.
Because I have nineteen days left as a public school teacher.
A month or so ago we got a brand new computer lab, full of really slick and fast iMacs. Here's a staff training session:
And here's my classroom of third graders up there:
Next year each classroom will have at least four of them.
It is ironic, to say the least, to see this huge infusion of money and technology into our school just as I retire. I'm happy for the kids. I hope they get to use the new technologies in ways that will encourage creativity, self expression, and exploration.
My worry is they will end up being little more than test taking devices, and used primarily for preparing the kids to get higher test scores. I really, really hope I'm wrong.