Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Great Tablet Experiment

The Great Tablet Experiment

Yesterday I posted that I was Done Waiting. I refuse to just talk the talk, so I'm going to start walking the walk. 

In a perfect world, next year would find me teaching 2 sections of Honors American Literature in the morning and working as a tech integration specialist the second half of the day. I'm still hoping my district will follow through and post that position. 

With two classes in the morning, I would love to get my hands on 65-70 tablets for those students. These tablets would be used by the students all year in all of their classes. I want to help them integrate the tablet into their school work and their lives. Most of all, I want to show my district, and other districts, the value of mobile devices in education. 

Where to start? Well, I'm going to need a way to fund these tablets. I will either need a generous donation from a company that makes tablets,  generous donation from a company that can afford to donate the tablets, or multiple donors working together to bring the tablets to my classroom. 

I've never taken on a task like this before and I'm kind o excited to start reaching out to groups and companies to show them what is possible when you have a vision to improve education. 

If you have any suggestions as to where I should start, please drop me a line. If you are a company that would be interested in helping bring tablets to my classroom, please send me an email at OneNerdyTeacher@Gmail.com

I'm very excited to start sharing this new project with all of you.

- Nick