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Why L.A.’s iPad Rollout Was Doomed

Why L.A.’s iPad Rollout Was Doomed | iPad Rollouts | Scoop.it

The second big issue was a lack of training, professional development, and overall, a failure to recognize the human resource needs created by a big device rollout like this one. “Teachers were not trained in the system to manage the devices. Nobody at the school was trained.

 


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Training is key!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 3, 2013 6:36 AM

Same old story. Investment in hardware rather than training.

Gary Bamford's curator insight, October 3, 2013 3:05 PM

Big stuff - you have been warned....

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This is so close to home (South Africa).  Trained teachers indeed play a major role in being able to effectively use these devices in the correct context.  The belief that merely deploying technology based material will enhance the learning experience and create a solid student network is a dangerous and expensive assumption.

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iPad Classroom Visit Look-Fors | Edutopia

iPad Classroom Visit Look-Fors | Edutopia | iPad Rollouts | Scoop.it
Administrators and support staff could use these guidelines to help focus their walk-throughs when evaluating a classroom where students are using iPads.
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Children and their mobiles: psychologists' views on a modern obsession | Teacher Network | The Guardian

Pshychologists discuss how parents and teachers can limit the impact of smartphones on young people’s wellbeing and learning
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6 elements of a successful iPad implementation

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Boulder Valley School District’s creative approach to implementing 1:1 iPads includes enticing public funders by providing equitable access to digital devices.
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Does Your School Need Digital Citizenship Lessons? The 7 Question Test

Does Your School Need Digital Citizenship Lessons? The 7 Question Test | iPad Rollouts | Scoop.it
When technology and real world experiences clash, as in the case of the selfie stick and crowded places, guidelines or best practices can help keep everybody happy. That’s exactly what “digital citizenship” is: Best practices for technology use.
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The 8 Edtech Questions Every Parent Should Ask Schools This Year (EdSurge News)

The 8 Edtech Questions Every Parent Should Ask Schools This Year (EdSurge News) | iPad Rollouts | Scoop.it
Edtech has created learning opportunities for kids to gain valuable experiences through a teaching style that speaks their language as digital learners.
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18 Ways To Use A Single iPad In The Music Classroom - Midnight Music

18 Ways To Use A Single iPad In The Music Classroom - Midnight Music | iPad Rollouts | Scoop.it
Even if you have only one iPad (your own!) there are still lots of ways you can use it with your students, especially if you can plug it into a data projector and speakers. Here are 18 ideas:

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4 Important Guides to Help Teachers Effectively Use iPad in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Important Guides to Help Teachers Effectively Use iPad in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPad Rollouts | Scoop.it
This is the third post in a series of posts covering some very good guides to help teachers make the best of emerging technologies in education. After writing about technology tips and flipped classroom, this post presents some of our favourite reads for teachers looking for ways to better use iPad in their instruction. We invite you to check them out and as always share with us your feedback. Enjoy.

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The First 5s with iPads

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When introducing new technology in a 1:1 classroom, consider breaking the lessons and tasks into small increments with easily measurable products and goals.
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Do Teachers Need iPad Training? - Edudemic

Do Teachers Need iPad Training? - Edudemic | iPad Rollouts | Scoop.it
We have come to a point in the education technology journey where it seems rather dull to still be asking if the iPad is the right device for the classroom. The answer, in case you’ve missed the last few years of debate is that it is a great option, but this is not universally accepted …
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The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With iPads & Other Tablets

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iPads in the classroom: Moving beyond the Apps - The ICT Advisors

iPads in the classroom: Moving beyond the Apps - The ICT Advisors | iPad Rollouts | Scoop.it
iPads, iPods and other tablets are becoming more commonplace in the classroom, and schools are filling their devices with lots of Apps. Teachers could be missing valuable opportunities to truly embed the use of iPads in the classroom.

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It's not just about the apps.

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Hector Gonzalez's curator insight, October 25, 2014 1:35 PM

las tabletas al salón de clase ya como herramientas de trabajo....

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 8, 2015 8:35 PM

This is a very useful article. Well worth a read if you are trying to change pedagogy around using mobile devices. 

Jamie Dammann's curator insight, October 25, 2015 8:57 PM

Technology: I chose this resource because we are currently in the process of rolling out a pilot program at one of our schools where tablets will be implemented into all the classrooms for every student. I like how this article talks about moving beyond apps and how they can be used successfully.

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My Response to "The iPad is so over, Apple seems to be moving on." - teachingwithipad.org

My Response to "The iPad is so over, Apple seems to be moving on." - teachingwithipad.org | iPad Rollouts | Scoop.it

"This post is based on Galen Gruman's article published on April 25, 2014: The iPad is so over, Apple seems to be moving on. Gruman bases his arguments on Jean-Louis Gassée's article: The iPad Is a Tease.

 

Articles claiming the death of the iPad are the result of the Apple's quarterly earnings that were reported on April 23.

 

Obviously, as an avid iPad in education promoter, this article hit home. Was I offended? That's probably not the right word. However, I do strongly disagree with both of the articles. The iPad is not a fad. It is here to stay."

 


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ISTE | Student-run genius bar: The facilitator’s guide

ISTE | Student-run genius bar: The facilitator’s guide | iPad Rollouts | Scoop.it
The Burlington High School Help Desk in Massachusetts is one of the first and most successful student-run genius bars in the nation. Facilitator Jenn Scheffer gives her step-by-step guide for starting a student tech team in your school.
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10 Questions About EdTech to Ask Your Kid's Teacher | Common Sense Media

10 Questions About EdTech to Ask Your Kid's Teacher | Common Sense Media | iPad Rollouts | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. From flipped classrooms to bring-your-own-device programs, what you need to know if your school is going edtech.
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Getting Started with Apple Configurator - Video Webinar - Instructional Tech Talk

Getting Started with Apple Configurator - Video Webinar - Instructional Tech Talk | iPad Rollouts | Scoop.it
If you haven’t been tuning in, I co-host the Tech Educator Podcast on Sunday evenings at 6PM Central time. The topic of the show last week was Apple Configurator and how great a tool it is for preparing a distribution of iPads.
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Coding Bootcamps are Disrupting Traditional Education

Coding Bootcamps are Disrupting Traditional Education | iPad Rollouts | Scoop.it
Interested in becoming a developer or designer? Traditional college is no longer the only option.
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Kindergarteners Who Share iPads May Perform Better: Study

Kindergarteners Who Share iPads May Perform Better: Study | iPad Rollouts | Scoop.it
Students perform better if they share an iPad with another student as opposed to having one all to themselves, according to a new study.

Though schools nationwide have ramped up their efforts to introduce technology in the classroom, there’s just a small body of evidence on the benefits for students. Now a new study suggests that iPads do have a role in academic performance, but the effect may be greater when students collaborate.

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Classroom Presentation tools: 15 Essential iPad Apps For Teachers

Classroom Presentation tools: 15 Essential iPad Apps For Teachers | iPad Rollouts | Scoop.it
Since the iPad in education continues being the number one requested topic on our polls. On this next post, on our ongoing series we’ll examine some of the top iPad presentation tools for the classroom.

I’ll take you through a list of 15 essential iPads apps for teachers (and students) to use — to help inspire learning, engagement and interaction. And share my insights into what type of projects and solutions these apps help to solve.

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ISTE - 6 elements of a successful iPad implementation

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 - As more districts across the United States move to 1:1 initiatives, a common barrier is financial resources, and a common temptation is to regard these initiatives as technology enterprises rather than instructional transformations. In a three-year pilot project, the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) addressed these challenges by implementing a creative approach designed to entice public funders by providing all students with equitable access to digital devices.


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Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, January 24, 2015 10:49 PM

Rings very truw with our experience in iLearn Program - Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta 

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1-to-1 Essentials Program | Common Sense Media

1-to-1 Essentials Program | Common Sense Media | iPad Rollouts | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.
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Creating An iPad Workflow For Teachers, Students, And Parents

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Moving the 'un-moveable' teacher - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

Moving the 'un-moveable' teacher - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | iPad Rollouts | Scoop.it

"The main point this diagram illustrates for me is not so much the types of teachers in a school but the percentages of those types in existence. The sharp end of the pencil represents the teachers who choose to regularly update their knowledge and practice in teaching approach and use of technology and yes, it’s only 10-15%. Educations biggest influencers are the majority of teachers who either expect & wait for professional development to be delivered to them (wood), feel they require no PD at all (Ferrules) or try to reverse any example of progression from that which worked 20 years ago (Erasers). My own school has been BYOD for 4 years and can still claim the same percentages displayed in the pencil above (I’ve only been there a year). The first question that every teacher/leader at the summit should have been asking themselves is “How do I affect genuine change in the majority of those I work with?” This was the heart of my presentation."


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iPads in the Classroom: 4 Steps to Prepare Teachers for Success - Bright Ideas Blog

iPads in the Classroom: 4 Steps to Prepare Teachers for Success - Bright Ideas Blog | iPad Rollouts | Scoop.it

"The best administrators know that the key to any new program or initiative is comprehensive preparation and training for their staff. If your district is considering deploying iPads in the classroom for the first time or you are restructuring or expanding an existing iPad initiative, what steps will you take to prepare your staff and students to successfully integrate tablet technology into the classroom? Before taking the plunge and investing in iPads, it's important to think through the instructional changes that will need to take place to ensure your iPad rollout is a success.

 

The eSpark team supports schools and districts across the country to integrate personalized learning and iPads into classrooms. Through our experience deploying tens of thousands of classroom iPads with our partnerships, we have identified four steps that are vital to the success of an iPad initiative. Along with each step, we provide an exemplary case study of how one of our district partnerships deployed iPads in their classrooms and achieved remarkably successful teacher and student outcomes."


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