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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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) 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.
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.