Key learning today….don’t make assumptions!
Last year I’d say 80% of my class had some sort of tech device that hooks up to the internet. But this year, less than 50% of my class does. When I asked the question, “Who has a cell phone, iPod, iPad, etc….?” I saw a lot less hands go up than I thought.
Hmmm, might need some revamping on some of my lessons then. Good things I’m flexible and adaptable. This year is also the highest percentage of kids that don’t have a computer or internet access at home.
Yet another reason why my “No Homework” policy will fall into line with what I’m doing at school. Kids can’t complete a tech project at home so there’s not much sense assigning it as homework!
And any ideas I had about the “flipped” class are out the window, not that I subscribe to asking Grade 8’s to do a lot of at home preparation for class anyways. Here’s to re-thinking, re-vamping, and starting from scratch….again. But it was an important lessons for me to learn.
Just because we live in a digital world doesn’t mean we all have the same access….yet.