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iPads in Education: Why iPad?

There have been lots of interesting stories in the news recently about various iPad deployments in education, some good, some bad. Earlier this year our school made a carefully considered decision to deploy iPads to each student on a one to one basis and we are currently in the second phase of our …

iPad Mini

Staying power: iPhone 5, iPad 2 still Apple's most popular models

The iPhone 5 edges out the 5S as the most widely used model, according to mobile analytics firm Localytics. But let's see what happens when the iPhone 6 arrives.<p>The iPhone 5 and iPad 2 remain the most popular models among consumers, says a new report.<p>Looking at the number of iPhone models detected …

Mobile Technology

A Timeline: Tool Set – Skill Set – Mind Set | Silvia Tolisano

In my previous post titled Enhancement-Automating-Transforming-Informating, I described the fusion (in my mind) of the SAMR model with Alan …

Three Working Models to Integrate Technology in Your Teaching

May 6, 2014<br>Technology is obviously an essential element in our instructional toolkit. Knowing how and when and for what purposes to use this …

Technology SAMR Model for Administrators - Part 1: Staff Presentations

• Part 1: Staff Presentations<br>• Part 2: Community Interaction<br>• Part 3: File Management<br>• Part 4: Classroom Evaluations<br>• Part 5: Staff Input<p>Google Apps for …

Education Technology

ThingLink Through the SAMR Lens

If you are a teacher with a passion for teaching, ThingLink is an essential tool for your toolkit. This flexible tool is well-suited for helping …

Summer Technology PD in Michigan 2014

Summer Technology PD Offerings in Michigan 2014<p>Want to see the 2015 offerings? They include more than technology, and can be found here!<p>Last Updated: …

How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology

In my consulting as well as administrative technology work, I am often asked the same questions by different schools and officials. One of the most …

What You Need to Be an Innovative Educator

If our data is correct, you're probably a teacher.<p>And if you're a teacher, you're probably interested in innovation in the classroom, so let's start …

Pedagogy

Why (Not How) We Should Use iPads In Education

Last November, Justin Reich, our co-founder at EdTechTeacher, wrote a piece on his Education Week blog, If You Meet an iPad on the Way, Smash It. The …

89 cool apps, sites, and tools for teaching

When you use tablets and other devices, the nature of them requires you to be a teacherpreneur, or one who innovates, selects, and customizes your …

iPads in the Classroom: The Right Questions You Should Ask

The pressure is on to make sure the education of U.S. students is on track with their global peers. Unfortunately, according to a 2015 report by Pew …

Education Technology

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads

Over the last few years K-12 schools and districts across the country have been investing heavily in iPads for classroom use. EdTechTeacher has been …

The Ultimate Guide to Using iPads in the Classroom

Congratulations! Your school district or principal has just decided to use iPads in your school. But how do you make sure this new technological tool …