As our current families know, Beaver will become a 1:1 laptop community in 2009-10. In meeting the parents of newly admitted students on our re-visit days this month, I’ve explained that becoming a laptop community isn’t a radical change, but instead is intended to make “Beaver to be better at being Beaver.” Students won’t be online every minute of every class, but having laptops will open up channels of communication, collaboration and creativity that weren’t possible before the invention of Web 2.0 applications.
I’d like to recommend that every BCDS parent read a book called, Grown Up Digital by Dan Tapscott, which explains how the “Net Generation” (our children!) is reshaping society. The book is available on Amazon.com.
Extra credit if you leave comments here after you’ve read the book!