Robert is the creator and founder of the LoneStar Technology Integration Academy (LoneStarTIA), which spans 4 states and throws open the schoolhouse door in an all-inclusive gesture. The cost? $35.
The way I chose to interpret this for my keynote, Freedom to Succeed: Dwell in Possibility, involved asking oneself the question, Should we really be blocking or not implementing BYOD/iPads because of whatever the reasons and will those reasons matter 30 years from now?
I really like the 30-year rule because it helps put it all in perspective. Imagine if we'd applied that rule to YouTube.com...a few years ago, people were blocking it. The progressive districts were unblocking it, but the laggards decided to unblock it only AFTER others had shown it was successful. It reminds me of Church on Sunday...how we watch what others are doing to know what to do, when if we paid better attention, we would know. Or, should I say, *I* would know? (smile)
In case you're wondering, that's an iPad and an iPodTouch (with Keynote Remote ($.99)) installed on it. Thanks to a tip from Dmantz7 and WFryer, I was in business with this!! My thanks go out to my 12 year old son, who was kind enough to lend me his iPod Touch! I wish there was a bluetooth equivalent that wouldn't require an iPod Touch, but haven't seen one yet, even after asking Lisa "TechChef4u" Johnson and Tim "I'm an Apple FanBoy" Holt! (smile)
Ah well, there's a lot more to share from just one day of TxTIA, but it will have to wait. Sleep beckons....