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Top 10 Things NOT to do in a 1:1 iPad Initiative

Top 10 Things NOT to do in a 1:1 iPad Initiative
Part of the benefit of jumping forward with a 1:1 iPad deployment like we have tried is that we get the opportunity to impart knowledge to other districts looking to do a similar initiative. While that might not seem like a benefit, it actually also means we can make some mistakes because there is not a long history of this type of deployment in the world. Many districts have had 1:1 Laptop projects, which we have benefited from and could easily be applied to this list I’m about to share. However, for the sake of our specific district, and the questions I get from other districts on a daily basis, I’m going to break down the ten things you should NOT do when implementing a 1:1 iPad program. 1. Do NOT wait until the last minute to give them to staff. 2. We planned the launch day as perfectly as we could have, but there are always a couple of issues to deal with. 3. Don’t Ctrl 4. 5. 6. It’s not all about scores kids…heh heh! 7. Teachers without a CMS 9. Like this: Like Loading...

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