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1 to 1 Schools

http://1to1schools.net

This blog by Scott McLeod provides resources, success stories, videos, news, and more relating to 1:1 computing programs. Whether you are interested in a laptop, netbook, or handheld program, this is a great place to start gathering information about ubiquitous computing.

 


Tablet Computer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tablet_computer

This Wikipedia article provides an overview of tablet computers including the history of tablet computers, an explanation of the touch interface, various tablet forms, and a comparison with laptop computers.

 


Quick Takes: Tablet Devices in Education

http://www.portical.org/Presentations/quick_takes/#tablets

In this Quick Take Susan Brooks-Young provides an overview of tablet devices (such as iPads and Android) that enable users to listen to audio files, watch videos, access the Internet, and use a variety of educational applications. Tablets are key in learning with mobile devices.

 


BYOD/BYOT

http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/ict/byot/

Looking for several resources on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)? Great list of resources from school/district web sites to agreement forms and handbooks.

 


11 Sample Education BYOT Policies To Help You Create Your Own

http://www.teachthought.com/uncategorized/11-sample-education-byot-policies-to-help-you-create-your-own/

Blog post that provides same policies to review if you are looking at beginning a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program in your school or district. Whether you are just beginning to look at mobile learning or are ready to begin allowing student to bring their own technology, these examples can assist in your next steps.

 


ClassGather

https://classgather.com/

ClassGather (formerly ECOVE) is a teacher evaluation and walk-through tool. It is available as an IPAD app that syncs with your laptop or desktop and produces reports and graphs about single or multiple observations over time. Observation tools are customizable and there are tools based on state teaching standards. Ecove can be used to customize walk-through tools based on the common core. This tool is available for a free 30 day trial and may be purchased after the trial period.

 


Systemic Improvement Using Netbooks - Part 2 of 2

http://www.portical.org/tv/systemic-impro…ks-part-2-of-2/86.htm

In this TICALevision epipsode final part of two, Fort Smith Public School's stakeholders share how a 1:1 (one to one) program has impacted hundreds of students and teachers in the district and some of the lessons learned along the journey. Professional development director Dr. Kathleen Cates shares costs and funding specifics about the initiative. Also, a principal, teachers, and students share how the program has motivated them to achieve greatness.

 


Developing a Learning Community For One Laptop Per Child Implementation

http://www.portical.org/tv/developing-a-learning-community-for-one-laptop-per-child-implementation/31.htm

In this TICALevision episode, George Lieux, Technology Integration Specialist at Fort Smith Public Schools in Fort Smith, Arkansas shares a program that was recently implemented in the district. Several classrooms, from 2nd grade to 12th grade, received a mini-notebook (UMPC) for every student in the classroom. As the lead technology professional development trainer, George highlights how he trains the teachers virtually to model the use of the laptops and to promote project-based learning.

 


Leading and Learning with 1:1 Laptops

http://www.portical.org/Presentations/tical_conference2.html#one

In this condensed presentation from the TICAL Conference, see how a secondary teacher engages students, enhances instruction, and increases learning on a daily basis in a 1:1 computing environment. Learn how to transform a traditional classroom in to a 21st Century collaborative environment with the use of netbooks.

 


Apps for Administrators

http://itouchthefuture.pbworks.com/w/page/43629467/Apps-for-Every-School-Leader-to-Consider

This wiki page lists apps reviewed during the mini-session called I Have an iPad. Now What? Apps for Administrators. This virtual session was presented on November 3, 2011 for attendees at the ACSA Conference in Sacramento, CA.

 


Beyond Apps: Creating Content Using an iPad

http://itouchthefuture.pbworks.com/w/page/47656351/Apps%20for%20Creating%20Content%20Using%20an%20iPad

This wiki page includes a list of apps and other resources that were highlighted during a virtual mini-session sponsored by TICAL during an ACSA Conference in Sacramento, CA. The focus of the session was ways educators and students can use their iPads to not just consume content, but to create it as well.

 


Mini Computers for Every Student in the Classroom

http://www.portical.org/podcasts/mini-computers-for-every-student-in-the-classroom/342.htm

In this Radio TICAL episode, Arkansas cadre members Harry Dickens, John Calaway, and Jim Yeager speak to George Lieux, an Arkansas cadre member and technology integration specialist at Forth Smith Public Schools about his districts one laptop per child program including how it was funded, how the district provided professional development, how teachers have changed the way they teach, and how the program will be expanded in the future.

 


Maine Learning Technology Initiative

http://www.state.me.us/mlte/

Are you looking for research on using laptops to integrate technology in the classroom. Maine has been a pioneer in one-to-one laptop for student use. Administrators, technology coordinators, and other interested educators can use Maine’s experiences to evaluate the potential benefits for a project of this type and the obstacles for implementation. This posting at Maine’s state web-site goes into great detail about the project. It includes a description of the project, content development, and samples of student work.

 


Systemic Improvement Using Netbooks - Part 1 of 2

http://www.portical.org/tv/systemic-improvement-using-netbooks/78.htm

Fort Smith Public Schools in Fort Smith, AR, implemented a 1:1 program with netbooks in several junior high and high school classrooms to create a more student-centered and project-based focus. Spearheaded by the district’s Professional Development Center, emphasis was first placed on changing the pedagogical paradigm. In this first of two part TICALevision episode, professional development director, Dr. Kathleen Cates, discusses the intensive professional development program, teachers share how the netbooks (mini laptops) encourage student engagement, and you will see students learning at their own pace.

 


TICAL Recommended Mobile Apps. For Administrators (iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Droid)

http://www.portical.org/ipad_apps_administrators2.html

This is a growing list of mobile application recommendations by practicing educational leaders. They are organized by category and can be relevant for iPads, iPods, iPhones, and/or Android OS. You can filter out any specific criteria by clicking on the drop-down arrow showing (All) and selecting an appropriate criteria. Have your own apps to recommend? See below the list to complete the short form.

 


Seize the Work Day Using the Tablet PC

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/245844.Seize_the_Work_Day

This book explains ways business people can use a tablet computer to take control of the workday and meetings. It provides practical ideas to help readers be more organized, boost productivity and have more time for the rest of their lives. Many of the ideas are directly applicable to school administrators.

 


How to Do Everything with Your Tablet PC

https://www.mhprofessional.com/product.php?isbn=0072230487&cat=&promocode=

This book helps readers get the full use out of a tablet PC. It is a comprehesive review of what software and hardware is available to help optimize a tablet PC. There are many step-by-step illustrations on how to complete tasks to increase a school administrator's productivity.

 


Technology Overview at Dwight-Englewood School

http://www.d-e.org/podium/default.aspx?t=131957&rc=0

Looking for a model technology school? Dwight-Englewood School is an independent K-12 school in New Jersey that has developed a comprehensive technology program for all students. Technology is integrated in all content areas. Students use digital video editing, tablet PCs, and presentation software while teachers use the newest forms of technology to make this school a leader in the 21st century.

 


Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation (AALF)

http://www.aalf.org

Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation (AALF) is an online, non-profit organization that provides resources for districts, schools, leaders, teachers, etc. to support lifelong learning. AALF is focused on integrating technology into students’ lives so that all students become digitally fluent. They provide resources such as consulting, support for one-to-one computer initiatives, educational topics, newsletters, and references for development. This group advocates for all staff members, students, and community members whose goal is to promote universal access to computers and technology.

 


Eee PC

http://www.asus.com/us/

This mini laptops made by Asus are very affordable and a great way to start a one-to-one laptop program in a school. Very easy to use and light-weight, they are being used in several schools today. Check out size, prices, accessories, and community to see how they are being used and optional software.

 


Teach with your iPad

http://teachwithyouripad.wikispaces.com/

This website is very comprehensive. It takes you from, How to Set up your iPad, to downloading apps, and then a guide of various applications for administrators and teachers. It includes curriculum areas and grade levels. Also how to use iPads interactively and for group collaboration.

 


iPad Resources for Administrators

http://www.mhric.org/ipad.html

This website has both articles and iPad apps (applications) for the administrator, but not too many that it is overwhelming. The site provides a breif descriptions so it easy to navigate. Read the reviews and download apps through iTunes.

 


iPod Touch & iPad Resources

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=36989

These resources, compiled and organized by Susan Brooks-Young and Chris O'Neal, provide educators with an abundance of resources from application (app) reviews to general discussions on using iPods, iPads, and iPhones in education. The site is organized by content area and include use of the devices in each area.

 


United States iPad Top 200 Education Apps

https://www.appannie.com/apps/ios/top/united-states/education/?device=ipad

This is a great site listing the top 200 paid, free, and grossing mobile apps in the United States for education rated by users. Click on the title of the app and it takes you to a description and some screen shots. Shows you which way the the app is moving in it's ranking too.

 


App List for Special Education

http://www.scribd.com/doc/24470331/iPhone-iPad-and-iPod-touch-Apps-for-Special-Education

This is a comprehensive, up-to-date list of apps for iOS products, focusing on Special Education. The list is organized by subject and it is updated frequently. Each app has a short description and a link to the Apple iTunes Store. Use on iPads, iPhones, iPods, etc.

 


Mind/Shift How we Learn

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/

KQED blog, a part of the NPRnetwork on How We Learn. Sections grouped under Culture, Tech Tools, Research and Learning Methods. Blog Entries include: The Future School Day, Testing iPads in the Classroom, Three Trends That will Shape the Future of Curriculum.

 


Will the iPad 2 Make the Grade for Classroom Usage?

http://readwrite.com/2011/03/02/will_the_ipad_2_make_the_grade_for_classroom_usage#awesm=~oeBMx3XEQEhzcH

Blog author Audrey Watters explores the pros and cons of use of iPads in the classroom in this post that appeared on the ReadWriteWeb blog on March 2, 2011.

 


Are Tablets Ready for K-12 Education?

http://www.tabletpcreview.com/feature/are-tablets-ready-for-k-12-education/

In this article posted on the TechTarget Web site, author Amber Riippa explores ways some schools are using various tablet devices to support teaching and learning.

 


iPod Touch and iPad Resources LiveBinder

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/36989

This LiveBinder is chock full of information related to iPod Touches and iPads in K-12 education. Topics covered include apps by content area, app reviews, how-to tips, and instructional strategies.

 


Android Tablet News

http://www.zdnet.com/topic/mobility/

This link takes you to ZD Net's news feed on developments in the world of Android tablets.

 


Interesting Ways to Use an iPad in the Classroom

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fRPd8b_lzq68C-ANkGVKyH135qtE7O2cg4Ye3kit9qU/present#slide=id.i0

This public Google Presentation provides suggestions for instructional activities using the iPad as well as tips. Educators from around the country have contributed to this resource which is still regularly updated.

 


Going Paperless: Diverse Learning with iPads and Apps

http://www.portical.org/tv/going-paperless-diverse-learning-with-ipads-and-apps/141.htm

In this TICALevision episode you will hear from the headmaster/principal, teachers, and students at Monte Vista Christian School in Santa Cruz County. This school was one of the first schools to implement iPads for one-to-one teaching and learning. Learn how the iPad is helping their school go paperless, engage students in active learning and promote autonomous learning with a variety of educational apps.

 


Socrative

http://www.socrative.com

An audience or student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.

 


Doceri

http://doceri.com/

Doceri is a tool for presentations and lessons. Through the Doceri Remote iPad app and Doceri Desktop software, you can control a computer (Mac or Windows), easily launch any document or application, and annotate over them at any time. You can save drawings and play them back in the future allowing even better presentations to be created from your existing PowerPoint or Keynote slideshows. If you just want to use it as a whiteboard, you can create any handwritten/drawn content on any background of your choice.

 


Android Resources

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=43262

This LiveBinder is filled with information and resources related to use of Android OS tablets in classrooms. Tabs include General Information, School Administrators, App Reviews, Instructional Strategies, and much more. Updated regularly.

 


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

http://byod.hanoverpublic.org

Resources from Hanover Public School's BYOD program. Items include policy, digital citizenship, tech support, and professional development.

 


On[the]line: The California 21st Century School District initiative

http://www.onthelineca.org/

CA 21st century district initiative brings together resources for all CA districts relating to a new approach to technology policies including social media, 1:1, BYOD, and more. Changing the focus of polices from technology to the behaviors of students and staff is at the core of the initiative.

 


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) LiveBinder

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=404796

Originally developed for a workshop, this LiveBinder offers links to BYOD-related resources in six areas: Overview, Planning, Policies/Procedures, Important Reports, Instructional Ideas, and Articles about BYOD. The target audience for this binder is school administrators, technology directors, and teachers.

 


Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8

http://www.edutopia.org/ipad-apps-middle-school-resources

Edutopia hosts this collection of resources geared toward helping middle school educators make effective use of iPads with their students. Topics include favorite apps, best practices, and engaging activities.

 


Mobile Technology and the Common Core—Strategies for Addressing ELA Standards

http://meeting.portical.org/p7p71ub8ykm/

Leading Digitally Admin 2.0 webinar, by Susan Brooks-Young. As a school administrator, you know that professional development is a critical piece in successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Your teachers have access to mobile technologies like tablets and laptops. How can you leverage this access to help teachers implement ELA standards in your school or district? This 45-minute webinar offers an overview of a professional development program in Arkansas where teachers of grades K-8 are using multiple mobile technologies and free or low-cost apps and web-based tools to address ELA standards through student-created e-books and screencasting.

 


Year 2 of an 1:1 with iPads

http://meeting.portical.org/p7vkqxe8c39/

Leading Digitally Admin 2.0 webinar, by Tim Landeck, and Harendra Goonetilleke. Put Apple iPads into the hands of 35 free and reduced lunch population middle school students in a 24/7, one-to-one implementation to enhance their algebra studies. What do you get? A more than 30% increase in students becoming proficient and/or advanced on end-of-year testing and much more! Tune in to this webinar to hear about Pajaro Valley Unified's struggles and successes with this iPad implementation.

 


Building Community Through Digital Media & Story

https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2013-06-05.1041.M.EB2DEF4EBBD2C5406F407FB275F4AE.vcr&sid=2008350

In this Leading Digitally Admin 2.0 webinar, Thom Dunks shared suggestions for harnessing the creative power of multimedia stories and blending a variety of desktop digital media tools with mobile device apps (iPad, iPhone, & iPod apps). Educators have inspirational stories to tell. School leaders can take advantage of easy-to-use multimedia tools and strategies to communicate their vision, build community, and provide high visibility leadership in technology. (Archived recording; you may need to download software in order to view it.)

 



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