Since leaving the classroom this September to set up the MadeByEducators Project, I have missed the kids, so its been lovely to get mails from students who are enjoying our Study Apps. The thing is they are all saying the same thing, our friends are using your apps but we don't have iphones, could you make them available on android. Which we can't for many very good reasons! Developers are focusing on iOS and will do so for the foreseeable future, the cross platform issue is just too enormous on android.
You can take the teacher out of the school but you can't take the hard core social inclusion ethos out! Argggggg! Teachers are so careful to ensure resources and learning opportunities are available to all and I'm not doing that which is very uncomfortable.
I have previously blogged about the private v's state school divide in edtech, there is potential for 'smart', elements in our apps which could give some students an edge, how can we ensure all students get this learning opportunity?
Personalised learning is the watchword in education right now and teachers can't do it all. Technology is going to make learning really interesting, especially for our most vulnerable children so we need to make sure they have access to it.