#edtech #edchat This morning as I was waiting for my students to get ready for school I decided to watch the video below about how Little Falls Community Schools in Little Falls, MN has started a program called Project REAL to get 1:1 iPads into the hands of their students in grades 5 through 12. Fast forward to 13 minutes in the video to see Dan Meyer, CEO and President of Atomic Learning help kick-off the event. "Technology has opened the world to me," said Dan. "We know that technology will be everywhere around you and open up your world to all types of opportunities."
Dan continues to talk about the difference between consuming information and contributing information, and challenged the students to be patient with their teachers as they learn together as digital "pioneers."
I have always known Dan to be a generous guy (just ask my son about "The Chocolate Cake Incident") but I believe the work that is being done in Little Falls with Project REAL and Atomic Learning will set the stage for other district to follow in the years ahead. You can download the eBook about it here.
This is a great video to watch for anyone thinking about going 1 to 1 with iPads in their school.