Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 4:03pm
For schools that have tablets, laptops, and desktops at their fingertips, planning is challenging, especially if the school or district's goal is to have a device in every student's hands. To guide this inevitable shift, edtech planning and implementation provider BEYOND Technology Education released "5 Steps to Prep for One-to-One", a document based on the SWIMGrid (School-Wide Integration Model).
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 2:21pm
As districts across the U.S. struggle with growing bandwidth issues caused by 1-to-1 implementation, BYOD, online testing and more, this case study of how Yale University made mobile access easy campuswide should provide some helpful advice.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 10:43am
A new flexbooks program will be implemented this fall in math classrooms across a suburban Atlanta school district to keep up with changing state requirements and reduce textbook costs.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 10:34am
Visit the classrooms of Burlington High School in the Burlington (Mass.) Public School District and you’ll see the school’s two-year-old 1-to-1 iPad initiative in action. Students' efforts range from taking notes in Evernote to translating first-aid terms for a Spanish lesson to rehearsing with the Garage Band app in music class.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 10:12am
Battle High School (Columbia, Mo.) staff ordered about 1,100 iPad Minis for incoming students to use instead of textbooks. District officials touted the savings of the technology over the cost of textbooks as one of the benefits of the move to digital.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 10:56am
Teachers in over 900 schools nationwide will begin using one dollar e-textbooks this fall. The “Voces” e-textbooks, published by Teacher’s Discovery, an educational materials firm based in Michigan, gives teachers and students full access at home and at school through computers, iPads, and smartphones.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 10:49am
Five Utah schools will share more than $2 million in funding to boost the use of technology in their classrooms this fall. The funding will go toward a tablet for each student, Wi-Fi, and classroom computers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 10:36am
In August, the Kansas City (Mo.) Public School District will start phasing in a 1:1 program that provides either a laptop or tablet computer, loaded with educational software and valued at $400 per student per year, to all 17,000 students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 8:51am
Administrators at Westfield (N.J.) Public Schools don’t just want their students exposed to technology, they want them immersed in it, and have put together a technology-integration strategy that creates a connected and collaborative school community designed to empower students to thrive as 21st-century learners.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 1:34pm
For the third year in a row, Framingham (Mass.) schools are planning to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on technology upgrades throughout the district, including a possible adoption of the one-to-one model.