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Lorri Carroll

10 years after laptops come to Maine schools, educators say technology levels playing f... - 73 views

  • We have math teachers doing online skill-based type of things and online quizzes,” Robinson said. Students use a site called, Glogster where they create digital posters, and upload photos and music for reports.
    • Steve Ransom
       
      Pretty low-level use for math... there are so many more powerful things that laptops could be used for.
  • Having laptops means all students can do the same quality report, regardless of their parents' income, “because they all have the same tools,”
  • We tried filtering. It's a losing battle,” Robinson said. “There's always a way around it. Now our approach is teaching responsibility.”
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  • “At our house, there are signs, 'No Facebook from 7 to 9:30,'” Angus King said. “Part of it is supervision, he said. You don't hand the keys to your car to your teenager without rules.
Roland Gesthuizen

Preparing Your School for an iPad Implementation - iPads in Education - 52 views

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    "Planning is imperative for any technology initiative - iPad or otherwise. You need to ensure that you clearly understand and communicate how the technology integrates with your overall pedagogical objectives. Too many institutions purchase technology and then search for ways to utilize it, or leave it collecting dust on the shelf."
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    Some good planning points for educators planning any iPads in the classroom as class sets or 1:1 deployments
Roland Gesthuizen

Manaiakalani: 1:1 Reflections from the Chalkface - 24 views

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    "A lot has been written on this blog from a facilitator's perspective about moving into a 1:1 environment, but I expect there are a few of you wanting to know what it is really like if you are a teacher, thrown in at the deep end. 30+ eager kids looking to you to make the dream work...."
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    Feedback from a 1:1 deployment in Maine.
Steve Ransom

The Plaza Hotel providing iPads for all guests - 19 views

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    Just like the real world. No 1:1 anything... but desks and pencils, at Super 8.
Cammy Torgenrud

Project Red: Do 1:1 right or don't do it at all | ZDNet - 61 views

  • those 9 factors (called Key Implementation Factors, or KIFs in the Project documentation) that need to be present in a school to truly realize the full potential of major 1:1 investments
Roland Gesthuizen

2010 October - feature: do schools need ICT? - 26 views

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    Ian Yorston explains why investment in ICT doesn't necessarily pay "If you had to spend a million pounds, you'd really hope to have something to show for it. Yet most schools have spent at least that on ICT and get nothing obvious in return - aside from a few hundred PCs running Windows XP and a handful of smart gadgets."
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    Ian Yorston explains why the current investment in ICT doesn't pay "If you had to spend a million pounds, you'd really hope to have something to show for it. Yet most schools have spent at least that on ICT and get nothing obvious in return - aside from a few hundred PCs running Windows XP and a handful of smart gadgets."
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