No longer does my friend need to leave work to check on a beloved pet. She just calls the iCPooch in her home to see the pet and talk to the pet and to dispense a treat, too.
Almost any item known to man may be purchased in "Just One Click". My medication and Friday night's takeout are automatically paid for and delivered to my door.
None of us will deny that our society in all aspects is experiencing an evolution as a result of technology-enhanced revolutions. Literally, everything we do has been changed in some way by technology, from the refrigerator that sends me updated grocery lists to my mobile device to the app that reminds me that I have recorded television shows to watch.
So, WHY do we spend so much time and money in education attempting to provide our students with the latest devices when the latest device will be available tomorrow? Is the device the most important element or the activity we are completing with the device?
We have spent billions of dollars on one to one programs in schools attempting to provide every student in our state and in our country with a device? We have all experienced the transition from Gateway to Dell and more. We spend countless days debating PC or Mac, Tablet or iPad? We are reaching the 20-year mark with personal devices and the short answer is no. The type of device should not matter!
Thank you, Bill Murray!