WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2017

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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learning academics scholarship schoolwork curriculum teachers research education Laptops in the Classroom J U L I E S U T H E R L A N D writer in preparing to write this story about the Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) program in the Wellesley and Weston schools, I realized I needed to go no further than home to start my research. Where better to begin than with my seventh-grade son if I wanted to get a student's perspec- tive on the ubiquitous use of iPads in the middle school classrooms. I found him in the kitchen. His school-issued iPad in front of him. During prime homework hours. Playing the video game "Basket and Ball." Me: "Sam, can you tell me about how you use the iPads in school?" Sam: "What?" Me: "What subjects do you use it in, and how do you use it?" Sam: (Looking intently at his iPad, eyes darting across the screen.) "Ummmmm, we use it in S T O C K B R O K E R / 1 2 3 R F . C O M 160 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 7

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