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Something about iPads

[![][]][] I’ve been thinking a lot lately about iPads, Chromebooks, Android Tablets, and Linux laptops. In planning the next 5 years of technology in my school district, I know it will be mobile, but what device should I be thinking about? And then I noticed something very curious about the iPad and how people interact with it. In the past,… Read more →

The Senior Experience – Student Blogging for School Pride and High School Credit

Madison Local School District Ohio School Public Relations Association AJ Huff – Coordinator of school community public relations The Senior Experience – class What – 21st century teaching and learning – language arts credit – students apply, 6 students in class – blog about their senior year. – Also go to the other buildings – They get a MacBook –… Read more →

Flipping the classroom with laptops

Pandora Gilboa Local Schools R. Todd Schmutz – Superintendent Dr. Gene Lloyrd – Director of Technology As part of the project the student get to keep the machine when they graduate from school. The netbooks weren’t powerful enough, so now they’ve moved to more robust laptops. How the idea was born – Textbook costs and weight in book bags –… Read more →

eDays, not calamity days

MY NOTES FROM EDAYS, NOT CALAMITY DAYS PRESENTATION AT THE OSBA 2011 CAPITAL CONFERENCE. MY EDITORIALS ARE IN ALL CAPS. πŸ™‚ Mississinawa Valley Local school district – Pilot school for eDays Replace snow days with eDays? – ancedotes: take away sled time? πŸ™‚ Big learning experience Background/History – Supt. brought in through a video – Learning can continue when the… Read more →

Need a cheap screen for your classroom?

[][] Over at instructables Saul has posted his directions for using Tyvek wrapping for aΒ [Tyvek Projector Screen][]. Since this is used for wrapping houses it is very inexpensive and somewhat durable. He used a pipe in one end to keep it taunt. From reading the comments there are ways of purchasing it without the logo or using other materials, such… Read more →