I did a small 1:1 program with K2 students. At that time I was the Technology Coach and only worked in that classroom once a week. The program ran for only 3 months and just as we were getting into it, the school year ended.
ACU Connected: Abilene Christian University is on the forefront of experimentation with technology in their college classrooms. Through the ACU Connected program, they have conducted several studies on the iPad.
Article discusses survey of parent interest in an iPad purchased by parents program. However, it notes the problems associated with adminstration being going too far in encouraging parents to participate.
The backpacks of nearly 300 students in four Virginia school divisions will be lighter this fall as the students exchange their history textbooks for Apple iPads loaded with interactive content, media and applications aligned to the commonwealth's...
We have to problematize the notion of being able to immediately access huge volumes of information up against the notion of learning and integrating that information into one’s schemata. How is accessing large amounts of information related to learning it, especially learning it well enough to apply it? What is more, if learners spend so much time accessing information or organizing it for future access, do they spend proportionally more time managing information than learning it?
In the linked PDF teachers describe their favorite student projects. This provides a real concrete expression of the variety of ways iPads were used in the classrooms. The projects show creativity and demonstrate activities which wouldn't have been possible or practical without the technology.
Last Sunday, I received a note via the contact form on my blog that was a first for me in many ways. It was the first time I had ever been contacted by a parent via my blog, the first time I could not put a comment out of my mind ...
T"The device does matter! It seems like every school considering a 1:1 program or every pundit talking about implementing a 1:1 program attempts to make the politically correct statement that the device doesn't matter, instead insisting what really matters is what you do with the device."