The Carts have landed!

Today was the first day back from Spring Break and for students in our  41 Innovative Educators pilot classrooms they were greeted with something entirely new. After a year of planning, wireless infrastructure installation, ongoing professional development, and endless discussions and meetings, over 700 mobile devices were in classrooms.  They weren't merely mentioned in LCAP, tech plans, school board agendas, purchase orders, or sitting at the district office.  Today the devices were in classrooms with students. Considering students during my first years of teaching in Baltimore City Public Schools back in 2000 had more access to technology in classrooms than our students, mobile devices finally arriving in classrooms is pretty awe-inspiring. It really is a small event in the grand scheme of things but it makes the hard work that remains seem that much more attainable.