Building a smarter computing culture in Fargo, ND
While I am looking forward to trying out an XO-3, I have quite frankly been underwhelmed by my iPad. I need a computer on which I can do sustained work, write long texts, move easily between screens and interfaces. The iPad doesn’t do those things very well (although I probably need to get better working with my device, too).
I’m also interested in seeing if the XO, whether XO-1 or XO 3, can really handle sustained work. The Journal should be key to that process–it now seems a bit like the Evernote App–and the Portfolio activity should allow for better collection and presentation of the information.
And of course to get really sustained work done, whether via pad or tablet or XO, we need good curriculum design that recognizes what these devices can do to support learning, collaboration, and sustained engagement.