Asking the right question about technology in the classroom

Adding devices into a school is potentially one of the most disruptive things that can be done to the educational climate of a school. A classroom with devices is a different place, capable of a different learning dynamic, capable of a different conversation about how students learn, and capable of developing new types of relationships between teachers and students.  So, that first question is critical.

This is my first question if I know every kid has a device: “What should the student learning experience be?”   That’s a question that can be addressed through design. And like any design provocation, you begin by deeply understanding the needs of humans first, in this case, the learner.

Read the entire article by David Jakes on SmartBlog on Education at

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