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1:1 iPad deployment

To create a paperless learning environment, with a creativity tool and textbook tool combined, our campus has deployed 1:1 iPads for a pilot of 11th/12th graders/teachers. Documents can be exchanged paperlessly, students have built in access to movie creation, photo creation, project creation, and online textbooks, library materials, e-books, etc. can all be accessed from one very portable device. It has improved efficiency for teachers and students, reduced paper costs, sped up creative design process since tools readily available, and leveled the playing field among all students and staff. Teachers become learners, learners become teachers. The iPad is just a vehicle, but it's highly portable, quickly turns on, can be used standing, sitting, out in the field observing, home, school..... The transformative part will be in how they are used and how our pilot is implemented, more than the device itself; and the fact that it is 1:1.

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Submitted by Carolyn F. 2 years ago

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    2 years ago

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  1. ...and I am waiting for a universal tablet OS so it's not a monopoly for Apple

    2 years ago
  2. What is more important education or the monopoly. Maintain focus on the purpose, educating our youth. I see tablet computing as the tool that will transform our classrooms into true learning environments.

    2 years ago
  3. I would take any tablet so long as my entire class could use it everyday!

    2 years ago
  4. It's less about the OS and more about the content. Textbook publishers are porting textbooks to be interactive and seamless on the iPad. It is the most intuitive tablet on the market, which translates into less time messing with the tech and more time learning for our students.

    2 years ago