Sunday, August 19, 2012

Mobile devices in education. Which % are you in?

A recent discussion among members in my PLN regarding the necessity of creating targeted professional development when deploying mobile devices, cited the following observations:
  1. 5-10% folks play with it for 10 minutes and can rattle off 10 ways they can incorporate immediately into the classroom
  2. 20-30% folks play with it for a week and then see a couple of apps that might support or replace specific lessons in the current curriculum
  3. 20-25% folks play with it and, over the course of a few weeks, figure out some useful ways for a teacher to streamline processes (attendance, observations, tool for updating classroom website, etc)
  4. 10% folks see the device as a crappy computer without a keyboard - if it can't replace current keyboarding time then it is of no use
  5. 10% put it into their bag and never touch it
Are you part of a mobile device initiative? What PD would be most helpful in moving you out of the bottom 20%?

If you are in the top 5-10%, please leave a comment to rattle off some of your ideas!

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