Post-Pencil Classrooms


First mention of this phrase in a tweet
Rob De Lorenzo
Rob De Lorenzo

rdelorenzo Here are the slides to my presentation: Mobile Learning: Embracing Handheld Devices for The Post-Pencil Classroom: http://tinyurl.com/6dchww

Konrad Glogowski
Konrad Glogowski

teachandlearn @rdelorenzo "Post-Pencil Classroom" - I love it! Sorry I missed the conference - too much going on right now.


Educators reflect on the implications of avoiding pen and pencil completely.

Assessment Implications

(entries appear in reverse chronological order)
Doug Belshaw
Doug Belshaw

dajbelshaw @theokk @josepicardo @tombarrett: Good point! I avoid writing in my diary these days as it hurts my hand. I 'write' 5 sentences max. now...

tombarrett
tombarrett

tombarrett @josepicardo @theokk The very fact that SATs are paper based means that the physical act of writing for an extended period needs practice

tombarrett
tombarrett

tombarrett @josepicardo @theokk @dajbelshaw After all I have been a (mildly) successful teacher before the use of tech-I know the tools that best fit

tombarrett
tombarrett

tombarrett @dajbelshaw @theokk @josepicardo It leads me to think any type of tech intergration should be tempered with a balance with other methods

tombarrett
tombarrett

tombarrett The children are voting with their feet in my year group-56 out of 60 chose to write using G Docs-I need to ensure we focus this preference

tombarrett
tombarrett

tombarrett @theokk It was a simple choice between that and writing in their literacy books with pen or paper.

tombarrett
tombarrett

tombarrett @theokk After 6 weeks of use the children are revealing their preference and that is clearly that they would happily work in the cloud

tombarrett
tombarrett

tombarrett @theokk I've thought about exploring a period in my Y5 class during yr that is truly paperless. An extreme I know but would learn so much

José Picardo
José Picardo

josepicardo @tombarrett @theokk we have to be careful as long as pupils continue to be assessed by means of hand written exams
theo kuechel
theo kuechel

theokk @josepicardo @tombarrett sitting here speculating when this will actually change - how many adults write (pen& paper) for 40mins nowadays?

tombarrett
tombarrett

tombarrett @josepicardo @theokk And that Jose is very important - they still need, at my age grp, to be able to write for 40 odd mins

tombarrett
tombarrett

tombarrett @theokk @josepicardo I think the last time that I wrote for 40 mins or so was when I didn't have access to a computer!!!

theo kuechel
theo kuechel

theokk @tombarrett nakes one think about the lifespan/permanence and role of work on paper, using a WP saving locally and say Google Docs