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Posts tagged with pilot program

Feb 10

In 2011, our iPad program began with 15 trial iPads given out to willing teachers and school leaders prepared to test out their usefulness. In 2012, 35 iPads were divided up into five sets of 7 and shared between the 27 classes at our school. Now, in 2013, Phase 3 begins with further purchases enabling [...]

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Jun 17

Computer Cartoon by Andertoons One term into the official launch of our iPad program, I thought it would be opportune to reflect on the successes, failures and everything in between. I have to admit, as a self professed, but not certified, iPad/Mac “expert” and ‘All Things Apple’ zealot, things haven’t gone as smoothly as I’d [...]

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Apr 13

In an earlier post on Teacher Technology PD, I mentioned 5 key ingredients to support the important development of Educational Technology in schools. PLTs dedicated to Technology integration into our teaching practices A constant focus on Technology throughout lesson and unit planning A restructuring of the role of ICT Leaders/teachers in schools A greater focus [...]

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Jan 28

Technology has been with us since I’ve been a teacher. I started my career succumbing to the alluring aroma of the Gestetner (Ditto/Banda/spirit duplicator) machine and its purple stained sheet. Then the photocopier arrived and we didn’t think it could get any better than making copies of a page for every child. The reality is [...]

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Jan 09

DISCLAIMER: I am a self proclaimed Apple disciple. I just completed the full set over Christmas and my household is now the happy owner of 1 iMac, 2 MacBook Pros, 2 iPads, 2 iPhones, 2 iPod Touches, 2 iPod Nanos, a iPod Classic and now an Apple TV, all linked by a network controlled by [...]

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