Pine Glen Library & Technology Center » Setting up a cartful or two of iPads Pine Glen was very fortunate to receive 60 iPads this school year on two Bretford Power Sync Carts! The Carts will make management of the iPads easier, because they provide a central place to store, recharge, and sync the iPads to the iTunes library on my laptop. It was quite a bit of work to get the iPads ready to go for the students. I made a few mistakes a long the way, but here’s the most efficient method that I’ve found for getting all the iPads up and running in a uniform manner, particularly if you already have a bunch of free apps and apps purchased from the Volume Purchase Program: 1. Unbox all the iPads and place them in the cart. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. a. b. c. 12.
Building an Effective School BYOD Plan 19 Word Cloud Resources, Tips, & Tools Posted by Shelly Terrell on Sunday, February 14th 2010 Part of the Cool Sites series Learning new vocabulary can be quite daunting for most students. Wordle Wordle is one of the best ways to engage learners if you know how to use it well. Alternatives Tech Tools & Pedagogy– Word Clouds- Marisa Constantinides’ post includes a comparison chart that lists the options for each of the following word cloud tools and shows you visual examples of each. A few more alternatives include: ABC ya! Resources Tips You can make phrases in Wordle by using the ~ to group words. Tagul Tips I use Tagul when I want to have each of the words in a cloud lead to a link with more information or to have them in a specific shape such as a heart, star, rectangle, or regular cloud. Two ways to customize links: By default, Tagul will have the clickable links lead to Google search results of each word. Challenge: Don’t have students memorize word lists, instead have students use one of these tools or tips.
www.ericsson.com/ericsson/corpinfo/programs/incorporating_mobile_learning_into_mainstream_education/products/book/introduction.pdf 20 BYOT Resources By Category Whether you call it BYOT or BYOD (technology vs device), it’s clear that as people become more attached to their mobile devices and as mobile devices become more customized and an extension of their owners, more schools and employers are permitting and even encouraging students and employees to bring their own devices to work. Devices may include laptops, tablets, smartphones and more. As a result, many educators are scrambling to get a handle on the issues surrounding the “bring your own device” trend. Resources abound on this topic, and some are offered below. General Overview, Best Practices Bring Your Own Devices Best Practices Guide: A Practical Guide for Implementing BYOD Programs at Your Organization This 16-page white paper, provided by Good Technology, offers dozens of questions to consider for organizations considering a BYOD program along with real best practices case studies. YouTube video, Best Practices for Implementing a Bring Your Own Device Program Security Case Studies
23 Resources about Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) Part of the Cool Sites series For the past year, I have researched the what, who, when, how, and why of Personal/Professional/Passionate Learning Networks (PLNs). We have seen the benefits of the people we choose to connect, collaborate, and problem solve with through social media. The educators, subject matter experts (SMEs), authors, and mentors we choose to derive knowledge from help us self-reflect on our methodologies and beliefs. They support us, remember our birthdays, celebrate our accomplishments, and stir within us a passion to improve the status quo. A community raises a child! Below are several resources I have collected about the history of PLNs, how to build a PLN, and the tools needed to build a PLN. We Connect Wiki- This wiki is full of videos, Wallwishers, Wikipedia articles, and more that help educators find the resources to build a PLN. Wikipedia article about PLNs- This article explains the history and theory behind PLNs. Why Do We Connect? VoiceThread- Why a PLN?
ipad | Search Results | Terice T. Schneider's Digital Home Starting School with New iPads, Chromebooks, or Tablets? School starts soon for so many, and it’s time to support all of you with new devices in your classrooms. Now what? 3 Questions to Answer as You Plan for End-of-the-Year Return of iPads As the end of the school year looms closer, thoughts turn to how you will take up the iPads or whatever device you may use. 3 Big Myths: iPads in the Classroom As Vicki Ventura and I have visited teachers and administrators from multiple districts throughout the last several months, we are consistently surprised that these beliefs about iPads in the classroom still exist. How Do You Change Instruction? What is the purpose of having iPads in the classroom? 10 Reasons Not To Go 1:1 iPads Yes. Five Things to do NOW if You Are Deploying iPads in the Fall August 1 is here, and in Texas that means school starts this month. What I Wish I'd Done Before Deploying iPads to 735 Middle Schoolers, Part 2 We planned. 5 Tips to Prepare Teachers for 1:1 iPad Projects
Report: Parents See Benefit of Mobile Tech, Want Schools To Take Better Advantage Research | News Report: Parents See Benefit of Mobile Tech, Want Schools To Take Better Advantage A new survey from the Learning First Alliance and Grunwald Associates suggests that parents of young children, girls, and students who are required to use portable or mobile devices in school are more likely to see the educational potential of such devices. The report, "Living and Learning with Mobile Devices: What Parents Think About Mobile Devices for Early Childhood and K-12 Learning," is based on a survey of parents with children aged three to 18 about their attitudes regarding portable and mobile devices as they relate to a range of learning benefits. For the purposes of the survey, mobile devices were defined as "wireless handheld devices that use Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G to connect to the Internet, many of which use an operating system such as iOS, Windows, or Android, and can run various types of apps." Portable devices include laptops, notebooks, netbooks, and ultrabooks.