The region is alive with the tap, tap, tap of students and teachers interacting with mobile devices. Whether facilitating an Appy Hour workshop, Conducting an iPad Pilot, or working in districts as they move toward a more mobile learning environment, there is an excitement in the air. Students and educators are welcoming this new way to learn that allows for a student centered classroom in which the ownership of learning is on the holder of the device. Alan November discusses the ownership of learning in this article Don’t Plan For Technology: Plan For Learning
A common denominator of mobile device or one-to-one computer implementation is having achievable goals, appropriate budget, constant professional development and regular meeting of stakeholders. There are several interesting articles listed here – Keys To Successful Mobile Learning that detail how districts are slowly, but surely implementing a 1-to-1 computer, BYOD, or mobile device initiative.