Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ah Ha Moments

I love "Ah Ha" moments! I love them more when they come from teachers! Today was a double header with the Ah Ha moments!

"Ah Ha" moment #1... chatting with a teacher about iPads. One of her comments to me was "What's so great about the iPad, is that I don't have to know how to do everything with them; and that's OK, because my students are teaching me! I am learning from them and I love it...they are so engaged and excited about learning!"

"Ah Ha" moment #2... working with a teacher after school on ways to share her human body exit interviews with students families. I could see the light bulb go off and the next thing I know we were talking about her creating a YouTube account for her class to share their video projects with family and friends.

As mentioned before, we just rolled out 400 iPads in grades JK thru 4. So...there has been a lot of change in the Lower School division at my school. 

As with anything new...change is hard. I am so thankful for the "Ah Ha" moments that these two teachers had today and look forward to more moments like these...

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.  - Alan Watts

1 comment:

  1. I'd count showing your teachers how easy it is to connect with an App Developer as an "Ah-Ha" moment!

    I focus on teaching kids that these devices and services we use are all designed by normal humans, through careful planning and diligent work, but I often forget to pass that lesson on to their teachers. Making connections across the Oz-like curtain of the Magic App Store is a big step towards having teacher who are really engaged with and can articulate the promise of this whole Internet thing.