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Discussion Prompts.....

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Blue Hat Thinking - Process
• What thinking is needed in a school before purchasing iPads [or other mobile devices]? • How do you win over school administrations?
• How do you win over teachers? • How do you win over parents?




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White Hat Thinking - Facts
• What are the costs of the equipment? • What are the costs of the Apps? [Volume licencing etc.]
• How do you charge and synch them? • What curriculum and technical resources are there?
• Can you lease iPads? • What about insurance?



500px-Green_Fedora.svg.pngGreen Hat Thinking - Creativity
• What are some ideas/activities for students using iPads? • How can it be used by teachers?
• How can you use them for assessment and reporting? • How can you use them for students with special needs?




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Yellow Hat Thinking - Benefits
• What are the benefits for students?
• What are the benefits for ?
• What are the benefits for schools - especially in student engagement and student performance?




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Black Hat Thinking - Cautions
• What are the difficulties and weaknesses of mobile learning? • Isn't it easier to use desktops or notebooks than iPads?
• Will iPads work with the Ultranet? • Won't the iPad2 will be superseded soon?





500px-Red_Fedora.svg.pngRed Hat Thinking - Feelings
• What do you think about education using mobile devices? • How does mobile learning "sit" with how you teach at the moment?
• How to you feel about 21st century learning? Are you embracing it, or is it far too stressful, or is it somewhere in between these two positions?




Links...


Deb's Diigo web links for iPad

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Mark's Delicious web links for iPad
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