"I teach 8th grade science and have just been working with my students 1:1 on Chromebooks. It seems that the desire to move up the SAMR model over the next few years may at times be in conflict with the inquiry/hands-on/ experiential science…"
"I am experimenting with a wiki during the last quarter to give my students an opportunity to write their own textbook. They have been told that next year's students will be using the site. So far, they are really excited about posting articles.…"
"The big push that I'm getting ready for is video analysis in physics class. I hope to buy Casio Exilim High Speed cameras and along with my Vernier Logger Pro software, we should be able to analyze everything!"
I've taught adult learners 1:1 (with PC's) for a number of years, and I agree that the infrastructure can often be a big stumbling block.
Trying to teach ICT-based lessons on computers that freeze up whenever learners attempt to…"
We are always looking to partner up with other districts. What do you have in mind? We are going to do a collaborative project with a school in New Jersey, Canada, and other schools in IA. We are also a part of international schools…"
"Yes, Matt I completely agree. We do have to start right now and be together with students learning and sharing these experiences.
@rliberni just posted the edchat summary: Are 1:1 Laptop programs the future of education? How do they change the way…"
"$$ is always going to be the smoke screen issue. I think infrastructure will be a bigger obstacle than purchasing the actual hw IF people are willing to sacrifice in other areas.
We have the issue in our school that we were wired to work just fine…"
"Giselda, thanks for all the links and thoughts. I don't think the context is different. I think you have a good point in that the faculty need to experience and own the usefulness a 1:1 initiative (of any type device) can provide. Then maybe…"
"Hi Matt! Well I don't know if I have a different context here in Brazil but I think that the most important here, isn’t the tool itself – a laptop, a smartphone – but its use, the purpose of it. Tech is the mean not the…"
"I'm in a similar situation where 1 to 1 looks to be on the horizon in my district. Money is a huge obstacle as well as infrastructure and staffing/resources. One possibility that has been brought up is instead of spending money on laptops for…"
"Matt, This is a link to a presentation I gave this summer about 1:1 programs in Iowa at our School Administrators of Iowa Conference. There is some great info there, or we can skype sometime if you would like or you can email me at…"
The current generations of educators have a huge burden on their shoulders. They are the carriers of change. They have to encourage project-based learning, greater collaboration between the students, insightful discussions… the list goes on and on.Out of all trends in education, this is the most important one: teachers are being transformed into mentors. Since the role of the educator is changed, everything else changes, too: the teaching methods, the testing and grading, the way we pay…See More