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Maine makes student laptop, iPad contract open to others | TUAW ...

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The state of Maine will make the contract it uses to negotiate for new devices like MacBooks and iPads in its schools open to other states, according.
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Three US cities try out $40 tablets in schools - The Full Signal

Three US cities try out $40 tablets in schools - The Full Signal | Resources and News for 1:1 Teachers and Schools | Scoop.it
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Three US cities try out $40 tablets in schools
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Three U.S. cities are taking part in a pilot plan to roll out cheap tablets to schools.
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Three US cities are taking part in a pilot program for super cheap tablets

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Auburn schools opt for iPads over state-issued laptops - WCSH-TV

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Auburn schools opt for iPads over state-issued laptops
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AUBURN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Last month, Governor LePage announced the state would be ending its contract with Apple, giving Maine students Hewlett Packard laptops instead.
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In Maine, schools can choose between HP laptops, iPads, or other #1to1 options

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School district closer to one-to-one laptop program

School district closer to one-to-one laptop program | Resources and News for 1:1 Teachers and Schools | Scoop.it
Will be used next year by students in grades 6-12 (School district closer to one-to-one laptop program: School district closer to one-to-one laptop program. Chro...
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This Iowa school district is going #1to1 with Chromebooks next year.

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Students swap laptops, desktops for smartphones, tablets - USA TODAY

Students swap laptops, desktops for smartphones, tablets - USA TODAY | Resources and News for 1:1 Teachers and Schools | Scoop.it
Students swap laptops, desktops for smartphones, tablets
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"I really don't like opening my laptop a lot," she says, describing her 2007 MacBook as bulky and slow.
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A technology revolution at school

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A school in a deprived part of a northern England town has seen its grades soar after giving every pupil an iPod and every teacher a tablet.
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This UK school started their 1:1 program with iPod touches and moved to iPads

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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | Resources and News for 1:1 Teachers and Schools | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

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what is the comment about Cyprus?
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From the basic to the more advanced, these tips will help get the most out of Google's tools.

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School spends £220k on an iPad for EVERY pupil - Manchester Evening News

School spends £220k on an iPad for EVERY pupil - Manchester Evening News | Resources and News for 1:1 Teachers and Schools | Scoop.it
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School spends £220k on an iPad for EVERY pupil
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Children at Levenshulme High School will be issued with the devices to help with their lessons and homework.
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Success with computers in the classroom - WLFI.com

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Success with computers in the classroom
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Students at Logansport High School spent Monday morning 'checking in' their school-issued laptops, as they get ready to 'check out' for the summer.
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Another school completes their first year with a 1:1 program. What new challenges does the second year bring? Share your experiences and insight by commenting below.

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Out with laptops, in with iPads? Maine schools mull switch | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Out with laptops, in with iPads? Maine schools mull switch | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Resources and News for 1:1 Teachers and Schools | Scoop.it
The iPads are cheaper, but some have concerns about functionality issues, including the difficulty of writing at length using touch screens. (Maine debates whether to supply students with iPads or laptops.
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How tablets are invading the classroom

How tablets are invading the classroom | Resources and News for 1:1 Teachers and Schools | Scoop.it

Are tablets really the answer for education? We think so, but the truth is that touch devices are so popular right now that they’re being touted as the answer to everything. A few years back, before tablets burst onto the scene, there was a push to equip students with netbooks, but it was met with mixed results. Having an entire school filled with tablet-equipped students has obvious benefits, but cost and device management are serious hurdles to overcome.


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Tablets are hot right now, with a lot of schools choosing them over laptops for 1:1 programs. Which would you rather have in your classroom?

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Another story set free with @HaikuDeck - "Reflections On A 1:1" by TechChef4u

Another story set free with @HaikuDeck - "Reflections On A 1:1" by TechChef4u | Resources and News for 1:1 Teachers and Schools | Scoop.it
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A neat slideshow reflection on one classroom's first year as 1:1

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WHAT HAPPENED NEXT: Tablets to be turned in - Muncie Star Press

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WHAT HAPPENED NEXT: Tablets to be turned in
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WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW: Dates have been set by the secondary schools for students to turn in their iPads for the summer. The tablets will be stored at each school.
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The end of the year can be a hectic time for 1:1 schools trying to collect all the tablets or computers for the summer. Here's how one school is doing it - how else are schools coordinating end-of-year collections?

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LePage looked at ending school laptop program | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

LePage looked at ending school laptop program | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Resources and News for 1:1 Teachers and Schools | Scoop.it

Emails between Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen and Governor LePage reveal the governor's consistent lack of support for MLTI. Furthermore, this weekend the Education Department announced that it will no longer cover the cost of networks in schools, which is creating serious problems with school budgets--especially in towns where budgets have already been set.


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Board approves purchase of replacement laptops; early dismissals cut back in ... - Imperial Republican

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Board approves purchase of replacement laptops; early dismissals cut back in ...
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A rotating system of replacement allows this school to spread their #1to1 costs over several years

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What Florida Schools Can Learn From One Laptop Per Child - StateImpact Florida

What Florida Schools Can Learn From One Laptop Per Child - StateImpact Florida | Resources and News for 1:1 Teachers and Schools | Scoop.it
What Florida Schools Can Learn From One Laptop Per Child StateImpact Florida The green and white computer is a rugged little machine from One Laptop Per Child, the organization best known for trying to put an inexpensive computer into the hands of...
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One in 10 school computers a tablet - SecEd

One in 10 computers in secondary schools will be a tablet by the end of the year, research has found.
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Tablets continue to grow, expecting to make up 10% of all computers in secondary schools by the end of the year

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Fair Street students may use tablet computers next fall - Gainesville Times

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Fair Street students may use tablet computers next fall
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Gainesville's technology director gave City Board of Education members a Kuno tablet computer to play with briefly Monday night.
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Has anybody used Kuno or other tablets designed specifically for education?

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Sharing The Responsibility – Sharing Technology Skills : "THE SHIFT" IN EDUCATION

Sharing The Responsibility – Sharing Technology Skills : "THE SHIFT" IN EDUCATION | Resources and News for 1:1 Teachers and Schools | Scoop.it

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How do you get more people involved in teaching technology to students?

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High School Students to be Issued Laptops (Poll) - Patch.com

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High School Students to be Issued Laptops (Poll)
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“I understand people's concerns about their kids having a laptop. They are the same concerns that we had. I can tell you, as an educator, that it does make a difference in education.
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There's some community controversy over this Oakland school going 1:1. How do you convince community members that 1:1 computers or tablets are worth the cost? Let us know by commenting below!

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New Jersey law protects students using school-issued electronic devices - Lexology (registration)

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New Jersey law protects students using school-issued electronic devices Lexology (registration) The new law requires school districts and charter schools to notify students and their parents if school-issued laptops, cell phones, or other...
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Australian government quietly ends laptops in schools program - ZDNet

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Australian government quietly ends laptops in schools program
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... would see every student from years 9 to 12 given laptops, in a program worth AU$1 billion.
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How important is it to have a plan for replacing and updating 1:1 computers?

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Auburn schools reject state’s laptop choice, go with iPads for students

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AUBURN, Maine — The School Department is ditching laptop computers and going to all iPad tablet computers for kindergartners to high school seniors.  This fall, middle school students will get Apple iPads with the cost covered by the state.
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Seems to become more and more common. How do schools and teachers factor in the age of students when choosing between tablets and laptops?

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School Library Thrives After Ditching Print Collection

School Library Thrives After Ditching Print Collection | Resources and News for 1:1 Teachers and Schools | Scoop.it

"High school principal Sue Skinner may have removed nearly all of the physical books from Minneapolis’Benilde-St. Margaret’s school library in 2011, but the Moore Library remains a vital educational space where students still research, investigate and—above all—learn, she says. Today, students from both the junior and high school grades convene there with their laptops, get help from math and literacy coaches, or read quietly (sometimes even from books.)"


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Can technology replace an entire school library? This Minnesota school has had success with an almost book-free library.

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Do students who are issued tablets miss the benefits of experiential ...

Do students who are issued tablets miss the benefits of experiential ... | Resources and News for 1:1 Teachers and Schools | Scoop.it
The benefit of tablets becomes far less clear when applied to education, a field traditionally fraught with difficulties when it comes to assessing the benefit of a particular tool. Even the metrics by which education should be ...
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Patrick Gray of techrepublic.com worries that more tablets in classrooms means less experimental learning. How are teachers using these technologies to foster experimental learning rather than suppress it?

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