Thursday, May 2, 2013

Burgers, Brew, and an iPad

As Instructional Technology Specialists, we are often doing trainings with teachers in various schools throughout Oregon.  And it is out in rural Oregon we experienced tech integrated with burgers and a beer.

Tomorrow we are scheduled to facilitate an iPad integrated into curriculum training in Burns, OR.  We came down the night before because of it's location.  Let's just say the nearest Walmart from Burns is a 2 hour drive away, thus in a very rural part of Oregon.

Yet technology is available.  While eating dinner at Big Bear Lodge, paying with a credit card, this was the first business establishment that used an iPad to collect the Mastercard information.  Yep, I've seen it used at farmer's markets and such by individuals, but not in an established business. 

Our comment to the waitress was "The teachers can come on up here in the evenings to get additional iPad training, we'll send them up".

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