To Smil's point, real improvement is not going to fall like "manna from heaven" into our schools, nor is it going to come from "fairy-tale solutions," no matter how many apps we can access. For all schools, independent, private, public, it's going to take real effort--better policies and more thoughtful and intentional practices--to move education forward.
All Blog Posts With iPads Tag or Category
November 26, 2013
October 31, 2013
Happy Halloween! Did you know that there may be ghosts in your tech budget? Today we're going to explore how to scare out these specters so as to make well-informed tech purchases. As you may know from reading this blog, I whole-heartedly advocate for 1:1 classrooms (that is, one device per student...
October 28, 2013
When Collins-Maxwell began a 1:1 iPad initiative for all students in grades 6-12 in the fall of 2012, one of the largest concerns among teachers, parents, and board members was the management of the device. Teachers were worried that students would be off-task in class, refusing to do the assigned work.
October 17, 2013
Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy proposed to slow down deployment of iPads to hundreds of thousands of district students after problems in the initiative's first phase.
October 07, 2013
Guilford County Schools in North Carolina suspended use of Amplify tablets, and a large 1-to-1 iPad program in Fort Bend, Texas also ran into problems.
October 02, 2013
The nation's second-largest school district has experienced several setbacks in the rollout of its effort to provide all students with iPads.
October 01, 2013
The Los Angeles Unified School District announced new safety measures following reports of missing devices and hacked security systems on student iPads.
September 24, 2013
Hundreds of Indiana students circumvented security filters on new district-issued iPads, highlighting a major challenge with device deployments.
September 13, 2013
Here are some quick tips, tricks and ideas for how to get started with technology in your classroom!
August 30, 2013
Seven public schools have opened in the Netherlands centered on iPads for education, and given the name "Steve Jobs Schools."