Use the force!

“ ..netbooks act as a force multiplier  – not the force. It is really good instruction that takes the netbook out of the box and makes it powerful…” 
Dan Maas, CIO Littleton Public School System, Colorado

I read this article today about the introduction of netbooks in a 1:1 laptop environment. There are some very good tenets here – especially about focusing on tools to use instead of operating system. I am still not 100% convinced about the issue of open-source software… if there was also greater focus on web-based tools I would say they were on to a winner!
In particular the quote from Dan Maas struck me as poignant to all of our ongoing efforts to infuse technology into our teaching – if there is not good practise in the first place, then there isnt much to multiply!


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