Topic: Emerging Technologies
I think there is value in having interactive instructional areas, both something large that's projected on a wall (e.g., interactive whiteboard) and something on a tablet-like device, in every classroom. I'm not sure that we're at the point yet with instructional strategies that we take advantage of this technology when we have it, but increased access would (I think) help change that.
But cost is a factor. Few schools can afford the price tag for every teacher to experiment with this equipment. The following video, by way of David Thornburg through Bob Choquette (ISTE), demonstrates what appears to be a viable alternative for schools just getting started. They can try out use of interactive whiteboards and tablets without making a huge initial investment.
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