Purveyor of Geekery, Scarsdale NY
iPad Implementation: One
Simple K12.com webinar - 07/23/15
P. S. 10 - an overview
New York City Department of Education public school
Park Slope vicinity, Brooklyn
K- 5th grade
40+ classroom teachers, 7 clusters, 10 Related
Services (OT/PT/SETTS/Speech) 2 coaches, 2
P. S. 10 iPads
Initiative spearheaded by Principal Laura Scott & Technology
Teacher/Coordinator Chris Casal
All k-5 classroom teachers invited
40 teachers accepted, 2 declined
2 Science teachers involved
each has “teacher” iPad plus shared 20 iPad cart for student
Assistant Principal, Literacy Coach, Math Coach & Related
Services also involved
Teachers who accept the iPad agree to:
attend 4 hours of introductory PD, non-paid
sync only to DOE classroom computer or iCloud
create iTunes/iCloud account using DOE email
use personal credit card
99% of apps used are free
paid apps are paid for by teachers, no
iTunes account tied to ofﬁcial school email account
iTunes account tied to Principal’s DOE issued “P-Card”
each iPad numbered
labeled externally & “Home” & “Lock” screen images
Great “how to” http://learninginhand.com/blog/classroom-ipod-
Conﬁgurator - Apple’s own tool for mass conﬁguration of iOS devices
Introduction/issued iPad - 4 hours - mandatory
2x 2 hour sessions
setup, syncing, email, basic apps
Workshop series - 10 hours - optional
5x 2 hour sessions
each session devoted to speciﬁc apps or tasks
P. S. 10 as of 9/1/15…
Ongoing professional development
Loaner iPad 1 devices - managed via Conﬁgurator
iPad 2 upgrade for all staff
16 GB iPad Air @ $399 is great option
iPad mini too small, in my opinion, and limits ﬂexibility of staff-to-student
existing iPad 1s planed recycle to Kindergarten
2 iPads per class for student use
Management ﬂexibility - via Conﬁgurator or teacher controlled
Who, What, When, Where, Why, How...
(...and not necessarily in that order...)
Why do you want iPads?
Truly ask yourself that question.... why?
To keep up with the trend?
To invest in current technology?
Because they’re cool?
Because someone told you to?
Answer that question and it’ll be easier to answer the...
What will you use them for?
This will help you align and clarify your goal
both teacher and student?
What are the tasks the iPads will undertake?
What do you hope to achieve with the iPads?
When to begin, assess,
What is your timeline?
In a week we will...
In a month we will be...
By the end of the year we will be...
Next year we will start off...
A timeline isn’t just for starting & stopping but should
include ongoing benchmarks to judge progress,
success & next steps...
Who is involved?
Lock down all the players...
Who is the point person for the initiative?
Who orders, inventories, issues, etc...?
Who provides training?
Who are the users?
Who approves the purchases, designs the curriculum,
issues the devices to users, provides training, provides
tech support, uses them daily... might be many, might be
one. Name names...
Where is this happening?
Identify necessary facilities...
Location to accept, prep, inventory & issue
Professional development site (real or virtual)
Use - library, lab, classrooms, carts...
Where isn’t just about where they’ll be used, it’s about
where they’ll be stored when not in use, where staff will
meet for PD, where tech support & updates will occur...
How...? The greatest of all
How will this happen?
Start-up funds - $$$
On-going funding - $$$
Organizing purchase, delivery, issuing, PD, etc
Staff buy-in: excited for use, excited for toy, annoyed
at “additional responsibility”...?
You have ﬁgured the easy parts, now, how will you make
it happen? How will you bring your plan to reality?
Why - mobility, access, paper work
What - conferring & assessing, collaboration, communication
When - 9/10 test a few, 1/11 20 iPads to gr. 3-5, 6/11 all classroom
teachers, 11/11 clusters (Art, Music), 5/12 related service providers,
9/12 & beyond upgrade & expand...
Who - tech, admin, classroom teachers, coaches (Lit & Math), Science
Where - computer lab for prep & PD, classroom teachers, cart for
How - NYSTL, Reso-A, any available funds (enthusiastic
administration), build interest & excitement for staff buy-in through
methodical & effective roll out and professional development
Implementing your iPads...
Be smart, plan well, train effectively, support continually,
and always spend wisely....
(...and pretty much in that order...)
To steal a “take-away” or
“You don’t buy a drill for the drill. You buy a drill for the
hole it makes. Don’t buy an iPad for the iPad, buy an
iPad for the opportunity it creates”
Mary Beth Banios, Assistant Superintendent of Shrewsbury, MA schools during the EdTech Teacher iPad Summit, Atlanta, GA, April 2013
“If you can do it without an iPad, then why are you
using an iPad?”
@mrskatymiller via @gregkulowiec #ettipad
single iPad 2 cart per elementary building
sign-up/check out individuals, batches, or cart
additional iPad Air cart per grade, K-2
1 cart shared among ~3 classes per grade
managed via Conﬁgurator
Christopher M. Casal
Purveyor of Geekery
Heathcote School, Scarsdale NY