Tuesday, February 4 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
"1:1 Devices: The Glamorous and Not-so-Glamorous Aspects of the Program in an Elementary Classroom Setting"

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iPads have been the fastest selling technological tool in the history of education. Whether or not to implement 1:1 in a classroom or multiple is a question facing several educators today. Our administrator made the decision to go 1:1 in our fifth grade classrooms a year back. As we relfect during our second year now, there are some very valuable lessons to be learned. This presentation will address both in a way that can aid those persons already in the process of implementation or those who haven’t started yet.

This was a pilot program in our K-12 unified district in fifth grade. It was initially an uphill task despite support from administrators. We learned several lessons along the way. Moving from a class set of 6 iPads to 1:1 was glamorous sounding but was it really? There were several practical aspects to be considered as also several emotional aspects to be taken into account.

This presentation will walk you through what we learned from our mistakes, what may be required in an elementary setting for a successful 1:1 iPad (or any technical tool) implementation, tips and tricks as far as classroom management goes, how digital citizenship is seamlessly integrated into students’ daily lives, how this tool can be used as a daily reference tool as well as a creative tool, the processes that need to be in place as we move along and how students enjoy using their own iPads in a fifth grade.

Lastly, the most important aspect of this or any program is the students. That is the reason why these purchase decisions need to be made. Capitalizing on student power is key and we will also talk about how we leveraged that potential to implement the program successfully in our setting.

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Amanda Redmond

5th Grade Teacher, Barron Park
Amanda is a fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom. She tries out various tools and integrates technology seamlessly in her classroom. She takes her class to the Barron Park Maker Studio regularly to build community and growth mindset, as well as learn more technology to... Read More →

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Smita Kolhatkar

Director of Technology and Innovation, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School

Tuesday February 4, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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