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The following is a script of my presentation to the ICT in Education conference in LIT-Thurles 19th May 2012 I want to begin a conversation on the use of tablets in the classroom . I think we are approaching a tipping point in Ireland where schools see that there is much to be gained from introducing Tablets into the classroom and that in the next year or two, most schools will either be considering the move or actively engaged in it. Of course there are barriers to adoption, not least economic disadvantage and the general state of the economy. But I think the means to overcome these can be found once tablet use in the classroom becomes an ‘ICT entitlement’ - which it should.
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to attend the first Ozarks Education Research Initiative (OERI) Teacher Technology Conference at Willard High School (MO). The learning sessions I attended were all very good and I am going to share 10 of the FREE tools I learned about below. I will be incorporating them into how I teach and hopefully by using these tools during faculty meetings, PD sessions, and other opportunities as they arise, this will help us all to find ways to incorporate them into the classroom to engage our students even more. This quote from last week has stuck with me ever since it was spoken – “Date the tool. Marry the idea.”
Research and governance
Stretch and challenge
Generic Teaching Resources
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