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Why so many schools fail to get impact from iPad. With mobile technology so prevalent in schools, both in Britain and worldwide, it’s important teachers know how to use the devices effectively.

Why so many schools fail to get impact from iPad

LearnMaker director Jay Ashcroft takes aim at what leads to iPad initiatives failing in schools, and how these problems can be solved. 70% of UK schools are now using mobile devices in the classroom, according to Tablets for Schools. The vast majority of those devices are likely to be iPads, yet how many schools can you name who are standout users of the device? That is to say, how many schools are using the device to deliver true 21st century transformational lessons? "On a large secondary iPad project, it is often a deputy head who’s in charge. The answer, disappointingly, is very, very few. It’s a recurrent theme with all the successful schools using iPad. 1. There’s a spending ratio I’ve noticed on all successful iPad projects. So why allocate 25% towards training? 2. 3. Let’s imagine you take my advice and go for option c). 4. Image Credit. In Spring City, hybrid learning sends test scores soaring. Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer Posted: Sunday, February 8, 2015, 1:08 AM With lagging student test scores and only about 120 students in grades K-4, Spring City Elementary School three years ago looked more like a candidate for closure than for an extreme makeover.

In Spring City, hybrid learning sends test scores soaring

But with the boldness of a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, the Spring-Ford Area School District gambled on a radically different approach to fixing the struggling school near the border of Montgomery and Chester Counties. It spent roughly $300,000 over three years to arm students and their classrooms - even kindergartners - with the latest desktops, iPads, Apple TVs, and smartboards. And it converted Spring City Elementary into what officials believe was the first public elementary school in the nation totally rooted in "hybrid learning," mixing computer time with individualized learning and small-group instruction. Why Apple's new Device Enrollment Program is a game changer for IT. Apple's new Device Enrollment Program (DEP) is a significant new enterprise initiative that removes one of the biggest, if not the biggest, roadblocks to iOS device deployments within businesses or schools: The need to touch each device to ensure that it is fully managed and locked down.

Why Apple's new Device Enrollment Program is a game changer for IT

The Device Enrollment Program was announced yesterday along with a slew of new IT-focused documentation and tweaks to managing Apple IDs for K-12 students and Apple's app volume purchase/licensing program. It offers the ability to configure iOS devices as supervised without using Apple Configurator, allowing for over-the-air management with these evice management capabilities. As such, this can be considered one of the most groundbreaking iOS management additions since Apple introduced MDM support nearly four years ago.

(At Least) 101 Tips for Going 1:1 or BYO. 1-to-1 Essentials Program. Helping schools, families, and students harness the power of 1-to-1 devices responsibly.

1-to-1 Essentials Program

Rolling out a 1-to-1 technology program can be a daunting task for any school or district. After talking to some of the most forward-thinking 1-to-1 administrators and teachers, we've got the inside scoop ... and we're here to share it with you! 10 Steps to a Successful School iPad Program. Portions excerpted from new book, "iPad in Education for Dummies" by Sam Gliksman iPads have certainly become a highly desired commodity in education. Apple is reporting that schools are purchasing iPads by a ratio of 2:1 over MacBooks. However, that rush to purchase the latest technologies often precedes the careful planning and preparation that’s crucial to their success as educational tools. Stated simply, technology alone doesn’t have the capacity to improve education. It needs to be woven into a holistic approach to education that encompasses thorough planning and ongoing review of the skills and competencies required by the rapidly changing society that characterizes life in the 21st century.

Central York High School - Grade 9 iPad Pilot. Central York School District believes learning with technology is a vital component of a 21st century education experience. In order to prepare today's students for success in higher education or the work force, the district is committed to providing ALL students with access to technology resources in support of their education. In 2012-2013, Central York High School piloted 24/7 use of iPads at the 9th grade level. The District expanded the One:World Initiative in 2013-2014 by providing all 9th and 10th grade students with iPads for home and school use and all 11th and 12th grade students with laptop computers for home and school use. The District believes providing ALL students with access to a personal learning device will help students acquire 21st Century Skills and enjoy a customized educational experience that will enahnce student learning and engagement.

The links below contain documents provided to parents, guardians and students at the start of the 2013-2014 school year. A Principal's Perspective: Preparing to Distribute Student iPads? Yes, let's give students iPads so they can be smarter and learn better.

A Principal's Perspective: Preparing to Distribute Student iPads?

It sounds so easy. 4 Research-Backed Steps for Effective Principal Leadership of 1-1 implementation. Principals and School-Leaders: The quality of your leadership, and the particular choices you make and priorities you set, make a significant difference in the success of a 1-1 device implementation.

4 Research-Backed Steps for Effective Principal Leadership of 1-1 implementation

These are among the conclusions of a recently released report from Project Red, which can be found on its website, and in a new ISTE publication by the Project Red principals, Revolutionizing Education through Technology: The Project RED Roadmap for Transformation (which is happily available for free download: click here for the pdf). This research reviewed implementations in nearly 1000 schools in 49 states. For my broader discussion of the findings of including the 11 “education success measures” used (high stakes testing being one, but just one, of these 11), the key implementation factors for success, and the evidence of improved learning in 1:1 programs, click here. The Project Red Website shares 9 Key implementation factors for success; two of them relate to principal leadership: The IPad Trial – Half Term Report. eBackpack. Posted by sevhandenise on Sunday, September 23rd 2012 Our first App of the week is eBackpack !

eBackpack

The App has been a quick-fix solution to our file sharing challenges. By adding a WebDav connection once, our students have been able to share their work on the key Apps, like Pages, Keynote and Numbers with us in a few taps! They have also been able to upload multimedia (photo of Popplet, iMovie, PuppetPal etc.) directly from the eBackpack App as a shared file or as assignment. eBackpack allows studentsto: *share work with all class members through the Shared Class Folder. 1:1 iPads in Elementary Part 1 – An Unexpected Journey by @DanCallahan.

Today I handed out 100 iPads to teachers that will shortly be in the hands of students. This is huge, and so my job has just become bigger and more interesting than I entirely anticipated when I became an elementary school Instructional Technology Specialist. iPad in Education - About. Prior to purchasing the iPad, you will want to determine the purpose of your purchase.

iPad in Education - About

You can go through the Planning Guide below to think about everything prior to your purchase. Then you can determine exactly what you will need to purchase on the Considering Purchasing an iPad page. Finally you can take a look at cases and peripherals to enhance the iPad experience. Want Increased Student Achievement Using iPads? Apple reports that 1.5 million iPads are used in K12.

Want Increased Student Achievement Using iPads?

Given that there are approximately 55 million students in K12, the iPad has penetrated K12 faster than any other computing technology. And the tech tsunami doesn’t seem to be slowing down. We have seen this type of excitement before with desktops and then again with laptops, although their rates of growth in K12 were slower. Each time the expectations for what the computing device would do for education were sky high, and each time there was disappointment.

Who can forget Winnie Hu’s May 2007 New York Times article, “Seeing No Progress, Some Schools Drop Laptops”? Becoming a 1:1 School Series. Managing: The Nuts & Bolts of an iPad Classroom. Awhile ago, I wrote about the beginning of the one-to-one iPad journey in my classroom.

Managing: The Nuts & Bolts of an iPad Classroom

I have always appreciated when others have shared not only their pedagogy, but the organization of their tools or classroom as well. I’ve also had more people ask me questions about my set-up than how I use iPads to actually teach in my classroom, so here’s my “share”. Purchasing the iPads was the easy part. Managing them is another matter. Study Finds Benefits In Use of iPad As Educational Tool. Thanks to Simon Thomas of 9ine Consulting, who reached out last week to share this exciting report. 9ine Consulting worked with NAACE (a.k.a. “the ICT Association”) to produce this study. The study looks at the use of iPads at the Longfield Academy, where a large scale 1 to 1 iPad program was implemented last year. A brief overview of this groundbreaking study is provided below.

Some Background Longfield Academy in Kent, England is a recently built school covering years 7 through 13 (ages 11 to 18). At Longfield, they strive to provide a cutting edge learning experience incorporating a high level of technology integration in the curriculum. The implementation was driven by an iLearning Group led by the school’s Principal and comprised of a group with “a range of responsibilities, experience and confidence [with the technology]”.

The full study report can be found here. Below are a couple of slides that shed light on how the iPads where being utilized in the academic setting. How the iPad Can Transform Classroom Learning. The micro-computer revolution of the 80's radically improved how teachers and schools carry on the business of learning. We now have iPads in classrooms that will not only improve it, but it has the potential to change the business of learning in schools. The question is, "Are teachers ready to adjust their teaching for this new learning revolution? " Technology Services / BISD iPad 1:1 Initiatives. Pandora For Ed Apps: eSpark Nabs $5.7M From 500 Startups, Others, Hires Facebook Mobile Vet As CTO. Chicago-based startup eSpark Learning, which founder and CEO David Vinca describes as “Pandora for education apps,” has secured $5.7 million in series A financing from MK Capital, Learn Capital, NewSchools Venture Fund and 500 Startups to help fuel national expansion.

The new capital brings the startup’s total funding to just under $7 million. An Apple for the teacher: are iPads the future in class? Technology meets Education » What are the effects of iPads on Teaching and Learning? Description of Research Plan/ Methods. Mason County High School - iPad Information. MCHS students to have iPad access this school year. Data and Analysis of a High School 1:1 iPad Program. « iPad and Education – No Longer A Debate!

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