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Creative, Authentic Technology Integration
What is your need-to-know?
Relevance is device blind.
An engaged student is a learner.
Which tools are best for the job?
There may be more than one right answer...and ask lots of people.
Consider a broad range of options from the outset.
Chromebooks, iPads, laptops all have strengths and challenges.
Keep it simple: network load and user ease have impact.
Minimize required troubleshooting, updates and bandwidth load.
KIDS AND CONTENT ARE
Start with your school’s interactive curriculum map.
Include current standards (Common Core, Science, NETS)
Don’t forget childhood cognitive and physical development.
Fine motor skills
IPAD REAL ESTATE
Get the most for your Gigs!
Allow for differentiation and collaboration
Tracking and measurement
Does it require students to engage or just receive?
Just like a library collection...
Use reviewed and vetted sources.
Regularly check range of content.
Updated material and information
Weed, weed, weed
Make management easy with an MDM.
HAVE YOU TURNED IT OFF AND BACK
Give teachers time to use their devices well in advance.
Provide basic troubleshooting strategies and give them go-to sites for forums and
Apple and other vendor training off-site
Help desks, online support request forms, student liaisons
Timeless troubleshooting (video)
Teachers must have a need-to-know as well. Connect to the
Small group, informal setting, not intimidating
Identify natural tech leaders - proficiency doesn’t equal
leadership (ITF program)
Virtual collaborative PD (Edmodo and Doceri)
Create an online idea sharing space.
Who are your stakeholders?
Open door, open mind environment
Listen to parents’ concerns
Be willing to address issues with technology outside of
Surveys, coffees, Edmodo, blogs, Twitter