About me• I’m the Faculty Advisor of Instructional Technology at Xaverian High School, one of the first Apple 1:1 schools in the United States.• My book Going One-to-One: iPads and Mobile Computing in the Classroom will be released in October.• I teach at the college level as well and utilize a 1:1 laptop environment with my students there.
The iPad 1:1movementstarted inGreenock,Scotland.It spread quickly, and ed techevangelists like Fraser Speirshelped get the word out.
Speirs spoke at our school and we came away proud to betrying something different and empowered by thepossibilities.
Is this really just a “PowerPoint projector?” Maybethe classroom shouldn’t be the place students readstories.
Wired classrooms That doesn’t mean we alland mobile understood it right away.computing aren’tnew ideas.
1:1 classrooms have been in the works for yearsApple developed and deployed several versions of its Classroom of Tomorrow in 1985.About ten years later, Microsoft Launched its Anytime, Anywhere Learning Initiative.
But these ideas make more sense today, since today’s students are digital natives.
Embrace blendedlearning andflippedclassrooms.“Blended learning” is the termused to describe combiningphysical and virtual classroomelements to create apersonalized learningenvironment for your students.
Flipped classrooms and blended learning embrace the idea thatlesson content can be delivered at home so that homework may becompleted in class, with a teacher there to facilitate.
Untether the classroom from its physicalspace.