One of the motivations for setting up this blog was to document and reflect on a forthcoming change in the nature of education that I am involved with. In short that is an increase in the speed of digitalization at the school at which I work. As from September 2014 all the first year classes I teach will be working with ipads. As an art teacher my initial reaction is wow, great a new medium to work with, but I feel quite certain that there are a whole load of possibilities that I haven’t even thought of yet.
Today at school the first step in this digital journey took place when I was given my first ipad. I’ll not bother with an unboxing film, I’ll be doing that at home later. I’m not overly familiar with Apple products so the first thing on the agenda is a couple of weeks of play to find my way a little before the first course that I am signed in to follow comes along next week. More digital experiences will doubtless follow…….