Jumping in feet first and purchasing a ton of netbooks at too high a price and before properly educating teachers and students on their use. Which brings to my attention, here we are 2 years later and we are just now starting to use them at some potential? Why wasn’t there classes for the teachers and training for students to make sure we can start using these tools to the fullest of their ability day one?
I have a few theories on this, but most are hair brain and involve back room deals that we know our local government is capable of. Also, EVSC, showing off bright new tools isn’t the same as showing off bright young minds.
EVSC purchased its netbooks early compared to most other Indiana districts, Unger said. He noted the district also chose to jump in with both feet, purchasing hundreds of machines at one time for five schools, rather than phasing in the program.