The 4 essential elements of any one-to-one program http://bit.ly/1pcBXOZ The 4 essential elements of any successful one-to-one program
Not all successful one-to-one programs are alike. But they do share some common ground
Reality Check: Rolling Out a 1-to-1 Progra http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/1to1/ 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!
1-to-1 Essentials Program at Common Sense Media http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/1to1 1-to-1 Essentials Program at Common Sense Media
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!
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. We encourage you to explore, customize, and choose the resources that will best support your school community.
Use our Suggested Order Checklist, or just dive right in!
Back-To-School 2013: Tablet Buying Guide http://bit.ly/1fojyCW Back-To-School 2013: Tablet Buying Guide
If you’re a newbie to the tablet world, don’t forget to check out our Tablet Buying Guide: Summer 2013 before you get started.
Right now, we’ll be starting off with the most inexpensive tablet and working our way up the price ladder.
Robert College Student 1 to 1 Laptop Program http://emrefirat.edublogs.org/2012/10/24/rc/ Robert College Student 1 to 1 Laptop Program
Videos about Robert College Student 1 to 1 Laptop Program and Robert College’s Vision For The Integration of Technology and Learning.
7 reasons why tablets should NOT be used in edu http://bit.ly/14BWKdN 7 reasons why tablets should NOT be used in education
I'm writing this on that netbook. I have an iPad but wouldn’t dream of using it for research, note taking, writing or business. It’s used in our house as a sort of look-up device, more ‘search, see and watch’ than ‘write, create and work’.
My kids never use it.
One-to-One Readiness Assessment Survey - EC http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/onetoone One-to-One Readiness Assessment Survey - EC
One-to-One Readiness Assessment Survey - EC
Congratulations on your decision to take the first steps toward implementing a one-to-one program in your school or district. This is a significant undertaking which will affect the daily lives of all members of your learning community. Educational Collaborators designed this tool to provide you with strategic guidance and consultation to help you avoid common pitfalls and overcome the challenges of one-to-one programs. This tool assesses the technical and cultural readiness of a school’s environment for a one-to-one program, assists schools in identifying critical success factors that teachers and administrators may not have considered and provides recommendations to reduce risk and time-to-launch.
iPad Scheme 1:1 Concerns from Parents [and answers] http://it.mhsmi.org/?page_id=17 iPad Scheme 1:1 Concerns from Parents [and answers]
Mercy High School, Farmington Hills, MI USA
Top 10 Things NOT to do in a 1:1 iPad Initiative http://bit.ly/INQ9Va 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.
1:1 iPad Initiative To Flip Classrooms http://bit.ly/I6BYZI St. Gabriel's Launches 1:1 iPad Initiative To Flip Classrooms
The school, which serves students in grades preK-8, will provide each class through grade 3 with classroom iPads and provide individual iPads to all students in grades 4 and 5, and all classrooms will be connected via videoconferencing to museums, laboratories, and other learning environments.
Mooresville’s Digital Conversion http://www.cisco.com/web/strategy/docs/education/CiscoEduEveryLearner.pdf Mooresville’s “Digital Conversion” Puts Kids First
It’s difficult to contest the success of Mooresville’s digital conversion. Once in the 60-percent level of competency in all subject areas, the district has pushed well above 85 percent — and Edwards and his colleagues expect to close in on 90 percent during the 2011–2012 school year.
Mooresville district, is home
to some 5,600 students in grades K–12.
“Having the laptops has made everything so accessible,” she confirms. “We have so many more resources than when we used textbooks. I can connect with my teachers, and the Internet has helped me find things like the SAT website. This has really changed the way I learn; everything is so much easier.
iPads changing the game for learning at Longfield http://bit.ly/zzdbFF iPads changing the game for learning at Longfield
The Longfield Academy for Arts and Sciences is thought to be the first school to offer iPads to all its learners and staff – and, even more unusual, there's no Microsoft. And the decision wasn’t made by Apple-oriented ICT advisers. It was based on consulting the school community – learners, staff and parents.
Sets of laptops, netbooks and iPads had been made available to the Longfield community and the response was overwhelming following two packed parent meetings – they wanted iPads.
One Laptop Per Child Debuts Rugged Tablet http://mashable.com/2012/01/08/one-laptop-per-child-tablet/ One Laptop Per Child Debuts Rugged Tablet for Students in the Developing World
One Laptop Per Child will unveil its XO 3.0 tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Monday. The fully functional tablet is designed to be inexpensive, use little energy and brave extreme weather conditions.
iPad a tool to aid learning? http://wp.me/p1cQjT-5n Areas to consider when using the iPad as a tool for learning in K12 education
iPod & iPad User Group Wiki http://wiki.canby.k12.or.us/groups/ipodusergroup/ iPod & iPad User Group Wiki
We welcome you to our wiki and blog for supporting iPod & iPad devices in education. Although our focus is K-12, many of the techniques should work for you at any level and with any number of devices.
On the wiki side of this site are the deployment and management articles, and on the blog side, you will find the action research projects and classroom activities (written primarily by teachers) where iPods and iPads are supporting academic achievement for our students. Further, we have posted videos that were filmed at the end of the 2010-2011 school year that reference both our 3rd grade iPod touch and iPad 1:1 programs. | Managing a Major Deployment | Initial "imaging" of iPod touch, using master iPods and iTunes to restore | Authorizing a central syncing station to multiple iTunes accounts
Purchasing Apps: Apple's Volume Purchasing Program | Building iPad Sync Carts: DIY & MacGyver
The iPad in Education: The Apps and Deployment http://www.williamstites.net/2011/09/24/the-ipad-in-education-the-apps-deployment/ The iPad in Education: The Apps and Deployment
In an earlier post (The iPad in Education and the Questions — 1/10/2011) I began to look at how an iPad could be used in school in a 1:1 setting. When I wrote the post, I had a lot of question. Some have been answered; many have not. I’m beginning to understand the market for the iPad and have a few observations.
As I see it there are three possible methods for deploying an iPad and the apps:
Centralized Account Syncing : A traditional model
Tandem Accounts : A blended model
Individual Accounts : User “owned”
Laptops for Learning : Bangkok Patana School 1:1 http://www.patana.ac.th/Go/laptops_For_Learning/ Laptops for Learning : Bangkok Patana School 1:1
This section of the Bangkok Patana School website is to support the introduction of a laptop computer programme. We have been planning a one to one initiative for almost ten years now.
At Patana we have found that laptops provide an efficient way to infuse information and communication technology (ICT) into the curriculum. The technology then becomes more embedded as a tool for learning in the classroom and beyond.
Smart Student Response System http://www.socrative.com Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers by engaging their classrooms with a series of educational exercises and games. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to login. Socrative runs on tablets, smartphones, and laptops.
Teachers login through their device and select an activity which controls the flow of questions and games. Students simply login with their device and interact real time with the content.
Student responses are visually represented for multiple choice, true/false and Short Answer questions. For pre-planned activities a teacher can view reports online as a google spreadsheet or as an emailed Excel file.
Student Owned Laptop Programs http://bit.ly/g4vxFU Student Owned Laptop Programs
Some schools encourage student-owned laptops as opposed to school-owned laptops.
The families are therefore responsible for the machine (software, troubleshooting, repairs, etc).
This model puts the onus of support and repair on the students and families, thus relieving the school's tech department from many issues.
Includes advice on Laptop Tracking Programs
Laptop Lessons http://www.techlearning.com/article/36180 Laptop Lessons
Although we see more articles every week about schools doing iPad pilots, a great number of districts are finding ways to launch one-to-one laptop initiatives or refresh their laptop carts.
Still others are using Title funds and applying for grants to get netbooks into students’ and teachers’ laps.
However your district pays for it, there are a few essential issues to discuss. Here are some of them and thoughts from other districts.
Implementing a 1:1 Laptop Scheme http://bit.ly/dPis2Z Areas to consider when implementing a 1:1 laptop scheme
"After the list, I have included a paragraph of information related to my own specific experience of implementing a very successful Apple Macbook Pro 1:1 scheme.
It should also be noted that my school charges an additional fee for the 1:1 laptop, on top of school fees."
iPad, iPhone, iPod touch Issues for Schools http://learninginhand.com/blog/ipad-iphone-ipod-touch-issues-for-schools.html iPad, iPhone, iPod touch Issues for Schools
Apple's handhelds are finding their way into more and more classrooms. But, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are certainly not perfect. In fact, there are some issues that are annoying and some that are potential deal-breakers. Some issues have work-arounds while others do not at this time. | Web Filtering | Wi-Fi Authentication | Projecting the Screen | Keyboard | Printing | Flash & Online Editors | Simultaneous Syncing | Moving Icons & Deleting Apps | Restricting App Installation | Account Password Loophole |
How to Implement 1:1 Computing in Education http://bit.ly/9t8N4v How to Implement 1:1 Computing in Education
For many technology administrators in education, the idea of implementing 1:1 computing programs is far rosier than the actual process. Providing a 1:1 education takes far more than just an investment in technology, it requires a complete attitude adjustment on the part of students, teachers, administrators, parents – the entire school community. #ISTE
The Rise of Tablets, and Why You Should Care http://mashable.com/2010/02/06/tablets-rise/ The Rise of Tablets, and Why You Should Care
The concept of tablet computing is hardly a new idea. Although prototypes of tablet or pen-input based computers go back to the late 1970s, the first big industry push for pen computing came in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
The convenience factor alone makes it a killer device. Mark my words, whoever is able to get textbook publishers and universities on-board en masse first will ultimately win the eBook market.
The great thing about tablet computers is that they aren’t just eBook readers. They can offer additional content experiences as well.
Urbans 1:1 Laptop Program http://www.urbanschool.org/page.cfm?p=267 Urban's 1:1 Laptop Program
This section of the Urban website serves as a resource for students and families involved in the Student Laptop Program.
Our program began in the fall of 2000 when all faculty were issued Apple iBooks to begin development of technology-integrated curriculum. Now all students, teachers and staff members have their own school-provided laptops.
10 things ‘a school’ can do in preparation ... http://bit.ly/8AAJVD 10 things ‘a school’ can do in preparation for 1:1 (laptops) in classrooms
This is the third post in a series. You may wish to read the first and second posts concerned with what a teacher and faculty can do in preparation for 1:1 too.
Alaskas 1:1 Initiative http://bit.ly/5PARjk The AASB Consortium for Digital Learning initiative (CDL) is a 1-to-1 laptop
program involving over 12,000 students in nearly 100 schools across Alaska.
Professor Emeritus and CDL evaluator Dr. Jason Ohler recently conducted interviews with CDL participants to determine the program’s effectiveness and its impact on students.
His report provides an “in the field” perspective from persons highly involved with deploying 1-to-1 in their districts, schools and classrooms, and highlights exciting results and promising new trends.
Netbooks In The Classroom http://bit.ly/3SJpmQ Netbooks In The Classroom ... set of links at Primary School
Laptop and 1:1 Survey of International Schools globally http://bit.ly/MF82M Laptop and 1:1 Survey of International Schools globally
International schools globally are invited to complete this brief survey if they have embarked on a 1:1 implementation already.
Individual Schools can add their own responses to this survey at http://bit.ly/JFbrG
Three Keys to a Successful Laptop Initiative http://www.atomiclearning.com/uk/en/international_ebook Three Keys to a Successful Laptop Initiative ... free ebook
To assist you in addressing the challenge of classroom technology implementation, Atomic Learning has created an ebook discussing classroom laptop computer initiatives, and we’re sharing it at no cost. This resource discusses the key points to consider when developing a laptop computer implementation initiative.
Virtual Clickers for 1:1 Laptops http://studentresponsenetwork.com To save the expense of buy handheld clickers when you already have a 1:1 laptop program, it's worth checking out the alternative.
Student Response Network is simple to use, effective and very affordable.
1:1 and Web 2.0 http://tinyurl.com/6glnro 1:1 and Web 2.0 .. and excellent Blog post from Julie Lindsay Head of Information Technology at Qatar Academy in Doha.
She addresses "How does moving to a pedagogically appropriate Web 2.0 learning environment affect how a 1:1 and/or laptop program is implemented?'