Very helpful tips for starting an iPad pilot.
Passing out iPads to students on the first day of school was like celebrating Christmas (or in this case Hanukkah) with thirty antsy kids sitting around the ceremonial ipad cart attempting to hide their excitement. Once the iPads had been handed out, students were instantly excited, engaged and enchanted with the new learning device in their hands. At first, everyone was confused about where to find work, where to save and store their products – and which app to use for what purpose. As with every pilot, these issues worked themselves out and soon classes were running pretty smoothly and students appeared to be uber focused. Learning to use the “hard reset” maneuver made our travels down the technological integration road even more pleasurable.
After an exciting year chalked full of pedagogical lessons and changes in our learning landscape here are my takeaways:
1. Vision: There has to be a vision…
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