It’s no secret that technology has changed the educational landscape, and has helped teachers create digital learning environments that take students further. Studies have shown that educational technology can benefit students by encouraging collaboration, engagement and creativity. But what role does mobile device management (MDM) play in all of this?
In this episode of Lessons Learned from the Road, a follow-up series to MDM on the Road, we take a look at how MDM is helping students prepare for the real world and talk to teachers who have firsthand experience with using edtech tools in the classroom. The teachers featured are from Collège Villa Maria in Canada and Ursuline Academy in Louisiana.
“I think it’s important that technology is at the forefront of education as well,” says Michelle Drolet, Math Teacher at Collège Villa Maria.
Check out the video below and let us know your thoughts in the comments!
The MDM on the Road series tells the stories of teachers and IT professionals that are transforming learning with iPads and our Mobile Device Management (MDM) designed for Education. This MDM on the Road episode was filmed on the iPhone Xs Max and iPad Pro and edited with Final Cut Pro.
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Michelle Drolet, Math Teacher at Collège Villa Maria: I think technology’s role is quite important, considering that it’s really technology at the forefront of society. So I think it’s important that technology is at the forefront of education as well.
Fredy Padovan, Chief Inspiration Officer of Mosyle: Season 2 of MDM on the Road took us to some incredible schools around the world transforming education with Apple devices. As we reflect back on our time spent on the road, certain themes developed, and we wanted to share with you some of our lessons learned from the road. Today, we look at the role technology plays in developing skills for college and career for students.
Michelle Drolet, Math Teacher at Collège Villa Maria: I don’t think it’s going to replace educators in any sense, but I think it can really help supplement the activities we do, make them more interesting, make them more appropriate to what we do in society and to have kids be a little bit more creative in every single subject.
Sarah Treadaway, 1st Grade Teacher at Ursuline Academy: Skills that I think that first grade students get out of using technology include collaboration, creativity, self-confidence and independence. All those I find seamlessly work together. That creativity piece really allows them to explore opportunities beyond just using a pen and pencil to write ideas down. They’re able to digitally design or draw or navigate any idea that they create in their head using a lot of app-based programs we have on our iPads already.
Also that collaboration piece, sometimes I have them use the Seesaw app to communicate together and explain their work together. And that’s a really big piece at the ages of 6 and 7, learning that they really can work together and build that knowledge. Also, self- confidence, when they get that independence and that ability to navigate that iPad on their own and to get to the app login on their own and navigate where they’re going, that’s a huge piece in first grade. They come in very dependent on you and it’s an important life skill that they need to learn that takes them far beyond the classroom walls.
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