One to One with iPads
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Helping schools, families, and students harness the power of 1-to-1 devices responsibly. 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!
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.
Information for Parents & Guardians On November 7, 2012, Central York School District sent a letter home to all parents and guardians of Grade 9 students who will participate in the 2012-2013 iPad Pilot. A copy of the letter is included below for your reference. In addition, the District has created a list of "Frequently Answered Questions" about the Grade 9 iPad Pilot.
<img class="size-large wp-image-152516" title="robot_ipad" src="http://www.wired.com/geekdad/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/robot_ipad-660x495.jpg" alt="Robot image on iPad" width="660" height="495" /> Image: 10 iPads to recreate an image of a robot (by Dan Donahoo) The other night I was at an information evening at my children’s school here in Melbourne, Australia. The evening was being held by the senior primary teachers and the school principal to discuss their research into running a 1:1 iPad program for the Grade 5 and 6 students next year (that is roughly ages 11 and 12 here in Australia). I’d been asked to say a few words, as a parent, but also as someone the principal knew worked primarily in and around education technology.
Hi, Had a read through your post and you post some really good questions! We have been running our iPad program for two years now, and have answered pretty much every question you have asked here. Q: How do you hand out 800 iPads and keep track of which student has which iPad?
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. 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:
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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. In the hopes of making something of this journey, I’m going to do my best to document as much of what I’m doing this year as I possibly can.
Prior to purchasing the iPad, you will want to determine the purpose of your purchase. 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. A case is highly recommended!
Apple reports that 1.5 million iPads are used in K12. Given that there are approximately 55 million students in K12, the iPad has penetrated K12 faster than any other computing technology.
Becoming a 1:1 School Series November 6, 2010 - Becoming a 1:1 School - Edition 1
Awhile ago, I wrote about the beginning of the one-to-one iPad journey in my classroom. I have always appreciated when others have shared not only their pedagogy, but the organization of their tools or classroom as well.
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.