What the mind sees

padIt is interesting, isn’t it, how the mind can play tricks on you? A couple of days ago I had proof of either working too hard or of working too hard on one particular thing.

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Mobile Learning: A Visit to Flitch Green Academy

Flitch Green (4)Although I visited Flitch Green to talk about technology – specifically, iPads and mobile learning – I discovered that as in any good school the technology serves the vision of the school, which is about learning.

Flitch Green Academy is somewhat unprepossessing – at least from the outside. But once you go through the door, it’s a different story.

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The iPad and the train

I think that cartoonists often  are among the most perspicacious of us when it comes to reflecting on the (side) effects of technology. I particularly liked today’s Alex cartoon in the Daily Telegraph about the effects of the iPad on people’s expectations whilst travelling on trains. Take a look, and bring a smile to your face.

How might you use this as a starting point for discussion with students about how technology changes our expectations in a whole variety of contexts?