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  • Anna Nicholls 08 Nov 2012 11:49am () in The e-Learning Planning Framework - how and why to use it | NAPP Kōrero 16

    I think BYOD is great!  I’ve been thinking about the arrow on the first page of the document where it indicates the shift from technology driving decisions to curriculum learning needs driving decisions.  This resonated in me as over a year ago I received an ipad for personal use and use in the classroom.  As I get to the end of another teaching year I can see how much it has changed how I teach.  The technology allowed me to gather much more data on my students through use of polls and interactive software such as Socrative used with the students own devices, but it also enabled me to monitor their progress much more frequently and effectively particular through the use of google docs.  The students would meet me around school and I would be asked if I had checked their google doc, with ipad in hand I could go to it immediately and give instant feedback.  And in those down times, such as the 10 mins before a meeting started I was able to quickly bring up work, see who had had recent activity on their written tasks and provide feedback.  It was only when I had this technology that I realised how much more effective I could be as a teacher in meeting learning needs.