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To Apple or to Google, that is the question

To Apple or to Google, that is the question

06/30/2015

Topics: 1:1, ISTE Conference & Expo

We’ve all heard the adage about comparing apples to oranges, but what about comparing Apple to Google? That’s the debate taking place among ed tech educators, their IT colleagues and proponents of various ed tech platforms and devices. It hinges on a single question: Does a school have to…

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Support your 1:1 program with a student tech team

Support your 1:1 program with a student tech team

04/21/2015

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Education leadership, Mobile learning

Leaders who understand the landscape of our digital world know that they must involve a school’s most important stakeholders in their 1:1 planning and decision-making process. That stakeholder group is students. From determining the right device to recommending applications, leaders must listen…

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8 ways to establish shared vision

8 ways to establish shared vision

04/17/2015

Topics: 1:1, Learning spaces, Standards

When someone is dubbed a visionary, we tend to attribute it to bleeding-edge thinking or a knack for big ideas. Truth be told, visionaries share a number of characteristics such as openness, imagination, persistence and…

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Learn how to drive learning with mobile tech

Learn how to drive learning with mobile tech

03/20/2015

Topics: 1:1, Education leadership, Mobile learning, professional learning, Technology infrastructure

As an Algebra II teacher at Pittsburgh Perry High School, Kalpana Ramgopal wanted to integrate technology into her classroom. But she didn’t know which devices and apps would be a good fit for her students, much less how to use them in ways that were pedagogically sound.

After taking an…

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9 resources for teaching digital citizenship

9 resources for teaching digital citizenship

12/23/2014

Topics: 1:1, Assessment, Augmented reality, BYOD, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Flipped learning, Gamification, Gaming, Makerspaces, Online learning, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

How can we teach kids to use technology responsibly when the technology is changing faster than we can keep up? How do we foster the values of good digital citizenship in students who are old enough to scoff at the “thou shalts” and “thou shalt nots”?

Grappling with these questions is…

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6 elements of a successful iPad implementation

6 elements of a successful iPad implementation

11/17/2014

Topics: 1:1, Mobile learning, professional learning

As more districts across the United States move to 1:1 initiatives, a common barrier is financial resources, and a common…

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4 perspectives on 1:1 success

4 perspectives on 1:1 success

08/08/2014

Topics: 1:1, Mobile learning

Making the transition to a 1:1 learning environment may seem daunting, especially after some districts have experienced the pitfalls so publicly. But there's plenty to learn from the failures as well as the successes.

As more schools embark on 1:1 initiatives, the collective body of…

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Principals: What you model is what you get

Principals: What you model is what you get

06/29/2014

Topics: 1:1, Education leadership, Tools

To ensure the success of a 1:1 or BYOD program, schools must have a plan in place for ensuring teachers understand how to successfully integrate technology into their classrooms. Teachers are expected to be competent in this area…

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Here' 's how we achieved real tech integration

Here's how we achieved real tech integration

06/28/2014

Topics: 1:1, Education leadership, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Personalized Learning, Project-based learning

The biggest challenge I faced during the waning days of the 2013-14 school year was responding to comments, questions and dismay from teachers after they learned the 1:1 technology would not be available during the final three weeks of school. All I can say is three years ago, I would never…

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