I will say that what surprised me about that was that I'd have guessed getting computers in the classrooms rather than in the labs was more about wried infrastructure than wireless. You've still got a nice stab;e setting, much like an office that could use ethernet.
Clearly, i haven't been in a classroom in awhile and they work differently than i realize.
Love this advice from Randy, to "make it through the Valley of Doom" and stay the course, instead of throwing in the towel too quickly. Obviously new tech is always a bit scary, but if you keep your spirits up you can make it through the transitions! Huzzah!
That "Valley of Doom" reminds me of the Swamp of Sadness in The Neverending Story. Oh gosh, this scene still makes me cry:
When I think of students bringing their own devices to school I always think of college kids, not K-12 kids. I'm glad that Randy brought that topic up, because honestly it's not something I'd ever really thought of before. That's got to be a tricky one, considering that most children don't have their own devices.
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