My son got his few seconds of fame today when the new School Administrator magazine came out….
– Brian Abeling, WDM Schools
Salesman in the Making
For his 8th-grade English class, Brian Abeling’s son Wil had to write a persuasive paper. He wrote “Why iPads should replace textbooks.”
After he turned in the paper, the teacher offered Wil extra credit if he would start a correspondence with a person related to the topic. Abeing, who is the director of technology in the West Des Moines, Iowa, Community Schools, picks up the story: “He decided to e-mail my boss, the superintendent. The superintendent responded, asking Wil to bring his iPad to him on Wednesday at 2pm to provide a demonstration.
“My son came home very excited that evening. ‘Dad, we have to go to the Apple Store – right now! You have to buy me an iPad before Wednesday at 2pm, so I can show it to your boss.”