Synching a PDA at Convent of the Sacred Heart HS




synching a pda

Originally uploaded by Meg Canada.

Meg Canada interwiewed me for a YALS article the week. In the course of our IM discussion she mentioned a school she just visited in San Francisco that gives students PDAs and has sync station in the school. I found an older article about it here: http://www.pdastreet.com/articles/2001/8/2001-8-28-High-School-Using.html

The other thing Meg told me about is they do not filter the computers there. They’ve adopted a commitment to “wise freedom.” One of the goals of the school is to educate students to achieve “personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.”

I wonder if wise freedom could be an offshoot of radical trust and a healthy learning atmosphere. Some schools have filters that play loud sirens when a student ventures onto a Web site deemed innappropriate by higher ups. I’m inclined to think wise freedom — education to make good choices — is a better alternative.

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