A Video Post in Adventures in Sustaining Academic Improvement – Part 3
I believe it was Hannibal of A-Team fame who said, “I love it when a plan comes together.” Amen, brother but then again it was Solomon who said in Proverbs, “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”

This summer we have been making lots of plans for the coming academic year in the developing world and we are so excited (in a cautiously-optimistic-way) about what is happening on a small scale in schools that Edify serves.  Earlier this summer, Brittany Roman shared in this post about how mobile devices can be used to change instructional paradigms in under-resourced schools in the developing world.  Today, I am excited to share this video which captures the heart behind what we are doing in partnership with Innovations for Learning using the TeacherMate program delivered on iPod Touches.

Money quote from my colleague, Raphaelle in Rwanda: “These teachers understood that we are not replacing them [with technology] rather we are coming alongside them, trying to help them in their instruction and that the results would be theirs.”

So true.

What do you think about the idea that mobile devices can enable improvement in instruction while at the same time foster more teacher pride in ownership of the results?