Posts Tagged "1to1ipads"

1:1 iPads in Elementary Part 2 – Setting up the Carts

Posted by on Sep 22, 2012 in Mixes | 6 comments

My, how things have changed. Last year, it took me weeks to push 60 iPads out to my building. This year, it took me less than a week to push out 140 iPads! That was also a week where I was teaching and working on other things in the building. If i dedicated time exclusively to the task, I’m sure it would take even less. All of this is thanks to my new best friend for getting things set up, Configurator. But first, a bit about how we’re managing devices this year. While I could use Configurator to manage and supervise every single thing on all of the iPads, I didn’t particularly want to. We’re doing a pilot with just six classrooms for me to worry...

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1:1 iPads in Elementary Part 1 – An Unexpected Journey

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Mixes | 0 comments

Today I handed out 100 iPads to teachers that will shortly be in the hands of students. This is huge, and so my job has just become bigger and more interesting than I entirely anticipated when I became an elementary school Instructional Technology Specialist. In the hopes of making something of this journey, I’m going to do my best to document as much of what I’m doing this year as I possibly can. Before I get there, though, I’d like to take a look back at how I made it from fresh on the job to running a 1:1 pilot for my district. A whole year and a half ago, I wrote up a five part blog series about how I got to use a set of 20 iPads for two weeks. It...

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