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10 Reasons Not To Go 1:1 iPads

Yes. There are lots, probably thousands, of reasons NOT to have 1 device per student. I’ve heard them all. Here are 10: It’s too expensive. iPads are too hard to manage. Students will break/steal them. Parents won’t trust that this … Continue reading

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Five Things to do NOW if You Are Deploying iPads in the Fall

  August 1 is here, and in Texas that means school starts this month. As we prepare the buildings and new teachers, we are making sure every detail is covered for our next deployment of iPads: 2500 at our largest … Continue reading

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What I Wish I'd Done Before Deploying iPads to 735 Middle Schoolers, Part 2

We planned. We met to go over the plans. We talked. We planned some more. We made Wikis, created websites, and put it all our plans on spreadsheets and documents. We trained teachers on everything iPad from how to turn … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Prepare Teachers for 1:1 iPad Projects

After talking to many of my colleagues over the last few days, I realize there are many schools looking at some version of iPad deployment and they want to do it right. In order for the iPad to be a … Continue reading

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iPad 1:1 Means Freezer Bags, Charging Stations and Lots of Cases

At South Belton Middle School where we issue an iPad 2 to every student, we have discovered that protecting the device requires forethought and a couple of extras. Our wonderful instructional facilitator, Kevin Rasco, realized on the first rainy day … Continue reading

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Deploying iPads 1:1?

If you are considering iPads as a 1:1 device or a classroom set for your school, you will need to have support and maintenance systems in place before you deploy. These are some questions you should ask. Who do students … Continue reading

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What I Wish I'd Done Before Deploying the iPads to 735 Middle Schoolers

There are many things I’ll detail over the course of the year, but there is one thing sticking out right now, and I must share it with you in case you are considering a similar 1:1 project: TRAIN STUDENTS TO … Continue reading

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