Test on Friday
Sam Rayburn M.S./B.I.S.D
6th grade math
Do you have pre-teens? I get these email notes from Pat2's teachers all year long. It has helped much in the management of a sixth grader's career. [for instance: JFK was shot when I was in Sixth grade].
[ http://patnoop.blogspot.com/ :Pat2's blog.]
Thus, out of respect, I have taken a back seat and let number six ride the waves more on his own, letting him feel the terror of forgetting assignments and articles of necessity -- while toting around the sum total of 12,000 years of human knowledge stored in his Apple Laptop, gratis Bryan Ind School District. All this before he hits the big top: High School.
So far it has not back-fired. I am grateful to the BISD 6th grade this year as they have partnered with Apple and given every incoming middle-schooler the laptop and network to use knowledge at all times. They received this pilot project as part of the enrichment program sponsored by higher ups... go figure.
Each child is born to his/her own time. I find much of my wanton desires is realized in the children I have been given. There are restrictions in their ability to access the Playboy or Playgirl sites, youTuber, and probably a lot of your sites... but I am very enriched by his experience.
Okay, so stop your crying, you don't have to worry so much about my youngun's. I know you all wonder how I could ever be of any use to a whipper snapper... but I am telling you this: I am the one who is learning! And that is how its done.
Kansas City Kansas Public Schools, KCKPS Laptops for Learning - Frequently Asked Questions
Why are we considering providing each high school student with a laptop computer? Laptops are powerful instructional tools that will:
- Increase instructional time by supporting outside of classroom work.
- Provide differentiated instruction by allowing students to learn in multiple ways (videos, tutorials, differentiated review, tutoring, drill and practice) at their instructional level.
- Prepare our students to be college ready through access to college on-line college information, applications, and scholarships. In addition, web based learning has become a way of life in college classes and our students will become comfortable and confident in that arena before they enter college.
We've realized that our students learn differently than most of us did. They would rather create, produce and learn through digital media than in traditional ways. At the same time, our society is becoming more global: we live in a world in which everyone contributes to the information and creation of products. We need to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to be productive participants in society. We feel continuous access to technology would be a key tool in helping our kids reach higher levels of success, thus closing the gap. (retrieved at KCKPS site today)
Now, who's your Daddy? That's our report from the Middle... School; and we're sticking to it. pd