Lets now look at the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) framework which has been laid out by Alberta Education. First, of I I think that every student should have access to the latest and greatest tech, especially in a world that is driven by Software and Electrical engineers. But this poses a couple of significant problems, not every child will have access to the latest and greatest technology, and secondly, you are probably not going to be an expert on it. Therefore What do you do with the kids that are now at a significant disadvantage to the others and what do you do when your time is now being spent fixing or helping students through the hiccups on multiple operating systems and devices. If you talk to any large corporation, they will tell you how important it is to have a cohesive Technological system. Many of them require their employees to carry and use a dedicated work cell phone because they know the productivity benefits that follow a well-oiled machine. So I pose the question, where do we draw the line between an effective classroom and technological growth for our students?
Being a minimalist I love the latest and greatest technology, but if it is not productive and it creates undue issues I have to find that middle ground. Wherein though I am not as fluent on windows I see the need to use it and the school devices that are provided, to create the efficient machine that I so long for. Give and Take, herein lies the key to the rivers flow. #MininalistTechnology