1:1 Computing: Five Critical Questions

Gaggle Speaks

At this point, the conversation about one-to-one computing should be informed by what has been learned during the 20 years of experience. Let’s take a look at five key questions that pertain to one-to-one learning. Does one-to-one computing raise student achievement and student engagement in learning? Technologists can learn a lot by talking with counterparts in other districts who have implemented a program. Moving to BYOD or one-to-one is not an either/or decision.

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1:1 iPads and Digital Learning in Belton ISD

EdTechSandyK

They gave an overview of how Belton began experimenting with BYOD and small 1:1 implementations over the past two years, culminating in opening a brand new middle school (grades 6-8) with 1:1 iPads for students in the 2011-2012 school year. Lessons Learned from and Tips for 1:1 Implementations Staff Development is KEY!!! When Belton tried BYOD, use in classroom was at teacher discretion. Give them permission to learn with and from their students.

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The Process of Change

A Principal's Reflections

You can see the resulting document HERE. Image credit: [link] This change process recipe can be applied to virtually any initiative from homework to mobile learning (BYOD, 1:1), to changes to the school schedule, and anything else. It all comes down to leadership and the will to improve in order to create a better learning culture for all students.

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And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

Neo LMS

It’s December, it’s almost the end of the year and it's time to talk about the 2016 e-learning trends. First, mobile learning. Sure, there were lots of devices released in 2014 and the years before, but 2015 was the mobile age. And learning platforms are starting to get mobile developers to publish mobile apps and have them updated on a regular basis. And mixing up gaming with learning makes the latter even more fun.

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60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

It may lack the visual appeal of iPads, or the student credibility of a BYOD program. We’ll be updating this list as new ideas come in, the platform changes, and we learn more about its subtleties on our own. Share data with professional learning community. Design more mobile learning experiences for your students–in higher ed, for example. Have students curate project-based learning artifacts. Give prompt feedback for learning.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning. Activity-Based Learning.