Touching the Surface of Teaching with Microsoft Surface

This summer, Julie Lindsay and I enjoyed playing with and reflecting on Microsoft Surface.  See for yourself and share your thoughts:

There are many reasons I love such tactile-intensive devices including the fact that they have the possibility to ‘cross the midline' something particularly important for younger kids.  This video is about 1/3 looking at surface and 2/3rds a video blog from me sharing the positives and negatives of surface computing and a challenge to those developing surface devices.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Anonymous August 25, 2009 - 6:05 pm

Walked by the Rogers at Bloor St today and saw them installing this.

Its been off so I couldn’t see what it does.

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