How To Make Your Classroom A Safe Haven For Your Students We know about the public cases, those gossiped about so offhandedly—the homeless student, the one whose mother is in jail, the two with drug dealing fathers no longer around. But what of the others? What of the secrets hidden and locked away, keys all but resting on an ocean floor? What about the shy boy seated near the front who won’t look you in the eye?
10 Technologies to Use in A Laptop/Tablet Classroom As more and more work migrates to the web, these ten+ technologies are particularly effective for classrooms and schools with one-to-one programs. They could be used in traditional classrooms with some modification too. 1.
6 Reasons Tablets Are Ready for the Classroom Vineet Madan is Vice President of McGraw-Hill Higher Education eLabs, which works with colleges and universities, professors and students along with technology partners to develop innovative, cutting-edge digital educational tools to improve the way instructors teach and students learn. Since the debut of the iPad, tablets have captured the imagination of consumers. In just one year, the iPad surpassed even the most optimistic of projections to define a brand new product category and become the best-selling gadget of all time, and Forrester analysts project that in 2011, tablet sales will more than double. But are tablets ready for the classroom?
9-Point Checklist for 1:1 Check this list before you start your 1:1 program -- or to improve an existing program. Search for more funding: The state may be providing machines and some training/support but I will guarantee it will not be enough. Questions to ask yourself: What extra financial resources can the school deploy? How much can the photocopying/textbook budget be scaled back? What needs to be done to the infrastructure of the school and classrooms?
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1 to 1 Schools I’ve recently given a couple of presentations on the ways school leaders can enhance their skills through the use of technology. During these presentations, I’m very deliberate about not just showing a cool tool. Instead, I begin by focusing on some skills that are important to effective school leaders. For example, rather than just sharing a social bookmarking site, we discuss ways it could be used to support teachers.
Just because a technology is available for students doesn't mean it has to be used all the time. Find out what the research says about the benefits of one-to-one computing, and read about educator concerns about the overuse of technology. Included: Ten Web sites offering research, concerns, and tips on one-to-one computing! One-To-One Computing: Pitfalls to Avoid