Earlier this week, in response the parent and staff concerns, Earl Grey Senior Public School in The Toronto District School Board banned cell phones from class. This closely follows a similar move by Herring Cove Junior High School in Nova Scotia. At least, that was the media story. In fact, the so-called ban was really just providing a […]
Tag / BYOD
There are many good reasons to question the increasing use of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs in schools. BYOD brings income inequity into the classroom in a way that directly affects instruction. Families that don’t provide “up to date technology” limit students’ ability to learn. BYOD also affects the kind of learning that can […]
Schools in Arkansas and Pennsylvania are piloting programs that replace inclement weather days with “cyber days”. On days when schools are closed due to inclement weather, teachers send or post assignments to students who complete and return them for evaluation later that day.
A completely subjective list of five things happening right now in education that are getting lots of notice, energy and resources but don’t deserve it, and why I think we need to reconsider our collective love affair with them.