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Tumblr Teacher: Girl with a Lesson Plan: I'm meeting with teachers from an area school tomorrow to discuss 1:1 iPads.

girlwithalessonplan:

They’re looking to adopt and are visiting our school to see them in action and ask us for feedback. I made a list of talking points for my recommendations:

  • You must train your faculty first. MUST.
  • You must have a companion network like MyBigCampus, Moodle, or Blackboard.
  • If you can’t integrate…

Save your money unless you’re just looking to flush it down the drain on ‘ebooks’ with extremely limited licensing guidelines, fragile product, and extremely high cost.


Your money is far better spent on upgraded/additional computer labs in my opinion.


I feel that ultimately my goal as a teacher is to get my students to create something. This is extremely difficult to do on an iPad/similar device. For the same price you can build a desktop computer that is:

faster

more durable

more flexible

easier to control

Don’t get me wrong, if your school already has smartboards, multiple computer labs, etc and somehow you STILL have money, go for it.

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  3. benotprouddeath reblogged this from girlwithalessonplan and added:
    Save your money unless you’re just looking to flush it down the drain on ‘ebooks’ with extremely limited licensing...
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  6. teachers20 reblogged this from girlwithalessonplan and added:
    I’d add that Edmodo is a great free alternative to Moodle/Blackboard/Etc. - they have an iOS/Android app and also work...
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    I’d add that Edmodo is a great free alternative to Moodle/Blackboard/Etc. - they have an iOS/Android app and also work...
  8. missn1 said: There are great programs tat allow for notations in ebooks. I write my lecture write inside the books for 3 of my classes. If you install the right apps you can make its mobile comp. I only use my computer to make tests.
  9. girlcanteach said: Amen to all of this. I work at a private school that is 1:1. We DON’T have textbooks on our campus so when wifi is out, it’s AWFUL, and my students DO NOT use the highlight and note taking functions in their textbooks. Challenges.
  10. rjccourt said: There are a ton of free apps, but be wise. Start with teachers who REALLY want them if you don’t have enough. Teachers must have one and a dongle for their projector. Find ways to use it with the curriculum not instead of.
  11. kthie said: I actually taught at a school that was 1:1 tech. It was a great tool for each student to have that technology and really own it. These are great points as well.
  12. jawsthemeswimmingg said: Make sure your school restricts whatever sort of downloading programs so the kids can’t download the games and play them in class….
  13. jbizzle329 said: BYOB… Giggle snort.