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1-to-1 Essentials Program | Common Sense Media - 0 views

  • 1-to-1 Essentials offers the guidance you need in order to proactively, rather than reactively, address issues that schools commonly face when going 1-to-1
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What's The Big Deal With 1 to 1? « The Learning Principal - 2 views

  • It is simple… use technology whenever it is the best tool for learning.
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The New Digital Citizens - 2 views

  • successful teachers are like Emily Vail: the ones who don’t revolutionize their pedagogical methods overnight
    " 2013 marks the tenth anniversary of MLTI's one-to-one laptop initiative"
Phil Taylor

One-to-One or BYOD? Districts Explain Thinking Behind Student Computing Initiatives | E... - 0 views

  • the district shelved the idea when it became apparent that students preferred using their personal mobile devices and that the cost of buying and ­refreshing ­notebooks every three to four years would be ­prohibitive
  • surveyed the 155 eighth-graders ­participating in the pilot, they learned something ­interesting: Although students loved the idea of having their own computer to do their homework, 52 percent of them were using their personal computers rather than those issued by the school
  • IT department beefed up the wireless network in its two middle schools and the high school and standardized on a set of cloud-based applications
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  • Google Apps' ­productivity and collaboration tools, and connect to the Moodle course management system, where they can access ­reading materials and other course ­content and participate in discussion forums and live chats.
  • To implement BYOD successfully, Gartner Research Director Bill Rust says every school must do the following:
  • offers five blended high school courses in English and health education
  • Professional development also is helping educators learn new teaching techniques that are technology-centric
  • Schools that are embracing BYOD are working to ­incorporate technology into their curriculum
  • Early BYOD Adopters Share Lessons Learned
  • Professional development is important. Hanover's educational technology staff holds a training session every Tuesday, Fry says. The district also built a wiki to educate teachers about using technology in the classroom.
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How My School Is Transitioning to Digital Textbooks: Organizing (Step 1 of 5) | Edutopia - 0 views

  • How My School Is Transitioning to Digital Textbooks: Organizing (Step 1 of 5)
  • This fall, Burlington High School will transition to a 1:1 school exclusively with the iPad 2. One of the goals of this initiative is to slowly transition curriculum and textbooks to ePub format. ePub file format allows anyone to create a file that is readable on an iOS device or Kindle like a book
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