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Lauren Lennard replied to cprofitt's discussion Cell Phones as an answer to the digital divide; really?
"I agree that cell phones should not be used in schools as a learning tool.  Phones are not only expensive, but they are not as easy to use as a computer.  When I am on the go and really need to access the internet I use my phone, but it is…"
Apr 6, 2011
Briana Hernandez replied to cprofitt's discussion Cell Phones as an answer to the digital divide; really?
"I would have to agree with Katy when saying that the fact that most students already have cell phones most being smart phones, it just makes it easier to handle. No time is needed to learn how to use the product, students are already familiar with…"
Apr 5, 2011
Ashley Culverhouse replied to cprofitt's discussion Cell Phones as an answer to the digital divide; really?
"Katy   I like your reasoning here. You are absolutely correct cell phones or smart phones can still be used without a SIM card. I like that any person can still use the technology on the phone without having a monthly contract. I think using…"
Apr 5, 2011
Linda Gaudreau replied to cprofitt's discussion Cell Phones as an answer to the digital divide; really?
"Katy, I love the story you brought up about students using the netbooks on the bus ride back from a field trip.  I will be student teaching in the fall, and I am just now starting to look at ways to use technology in the classroom (inspired by…"
Apr 5, 2011
Katy Scott replied to cprofitt's discussion Cell Phones as an answer to the digital divide; really?
"Actually, with cloud computing today, I find that cell phones can do a lot of what a laptop can do. Students can access Google docs, blogs, wikis, and other web 2.0 tools with their cell phones.   Also, in terms of cost, schools can get a fleet…"
Apr 2, 2011
David Juarez replied to cprofitt's discussion Cell Phones as an answer to the digital divide; really?
"I would be hard pressed to find any use for cell phones in a classroom.  I've recentely returned to school after twenty years to finish my degree.  I was appaulled at the amount of texting that goes on during class.  In one…"
Apr 2, 2011
Crystal Salazar replied to cprofitt's discussion Cell Phones as an answer to the digital divide; really?
"I'd have to agree with Katy. My little sister is a freshman in high school, and just recently the teachers made it okay for them to have their phones out in class. They figured that with the how advanced cell phones are becoming, what's…"
Mar 21, 2011
Sandy Hirtz replied to cprofitt's discussion Cell Phones as an answer to the digital divide; really?
"You have raised some interesting points. We compiled a library of district policies on the use of cell phones in the classroom, and then started a google doc brainstorming all the ways to use cell phones in the classroom.  Included are all…"
Mar 18, 2011
John J Caprice replied to cprofitt's discussion Cell Phones as an answer to the digital divide; really?
"Dear Katy, I have a serious question. Prior to your tide pool trips, do you prep the kids on the marine ecology of the tidal zone? When I studied Marine Biology, my favorite book was "The Edge of the Sea", by Rachel Carlson. Her ability to…"
Mar 17, 2011
Katy Scott replied to cprofitt's discussion Cell Phones as an answer to the digital divide; really?
"I totally agree with you here. In fact, I didn't utilize cell phones in education very much at all until about 2 years ago. Based on my experiences, I think there are two reasons teachers currently use cell phones in the classroom:   1.)…"
Feb 27, 2011
John J Caprice replied to cprofitt's discussion American K-12 schools have failed
"Hey CP! Once again, I agree! The Good, the Bad and the Ugly exist in all professions.....It is not easy to figure out who's who!   Yet, technology is purchased, it is a buying decision. Some technology applications are free, but…"
Jan 20, 2011
John J Caprice replied to cprofitt's discussion American K-12 schools have failed
"Dear John,   You are battling a series of common human behavior traits, a resitance to change. Librarians love books, it is their nature, and you love technology. A librarian sees value in those dusty pages. It is their nature. To…"
Jan 20, 2011
MariaD replied to cprofitt's discussion American K-12 schools have failed
"Glad you know the FOSS scene. Where do subjects and educators come in, though? Communities may or may not be organized about subjects - other options are projects, or tools, or platforms. Activities may or may not involve educators, as in, people…"
Jan 19, 2011
John Garrett replied to cprofitt's discussion American K-12 schools have failed
"I am trying to avoid the knee jerk reaction to the posts I have read here and the discussion, but as a middle school technology teacher I have to weigh in.   I would agree that we are not preparing students for the future by teaching…"
Jan 19, 2011
MariaD replied to cprofitt's discussion American K-12 schools have failed
"Run of the mill, regular schools TRADITIONALLY are not places where US people can get good STEM education. Computer Science being a hard science, what else would you expect?   See, for example, "The 95% solution: School is not where…"
Jan 18, 2011
Brandon Horst replied to cprofitt's discussion American K-12 schools have failed
"Agreed John, I didn't want to profile this kid in the video at all either, but judging from how he dresses and speaks, it would appear that he is of above average intelligence. It would be interesting to know more about that. I can't…"
Jan 17, 2011

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I am a lead systems architect with over a decade of experience in K-12. I joined classroom 2.0 in order to:
- encourage teachers and administrators in school districts to increase the computer science content
- help school districts become more organizationally mature in regards to IT process and procedure

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