1:1 Initiative

Middle School iPad Classroom

Purpose

  • To provide evidence of the impact a personal technology initiative could have on learning and teaching.
  • To create peer "experts" modeling effective tech integration for other teachers.
  • To work out some of the bumps before implementation of our long term plan.
  • To test technology hardware, software, systems, processes, and procedures on a small scale before a larger implementation.

Focus

  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary - 5th Grade
    One teacher with 1:1 iPads
  • Columbia Elementary - 4th Grade
    One teacher with 1:1 iPads
  • Mission View - 4th Grade
    One teacher with 1:1 iPads
  • John Newbery Elementary School - 5th Grade
    One teacher with 1:1 iPads
  • Washington Elementary - 5th Grade
    One teacher with 1:1 iPads
  • Foothills Middle - 6th Grade
    Two teachers and 120 students with 1:1 iPads
  • Orchard Middle School - 6th Grade, 7th Grade, and 8th Grade
    All students and staff with 1:1 devices.  6th and 7th grades are iPads and 8th grade is Chromebooks.
  • Pioneer Middle School - 6th Grade
    All students and staff with 1:1 iPads
  • Select 6th - 12th grade classrooms
    Shared device carts at various levels and subjects.  Not assigned to students or in our 1:1 take home model.

Measures

  • Staff Perception survey post implementation
  • Student Perception survey pre/post implementation
  • Parent Perception survey post implementation
  • Greater growth than district average for our 1:1 classes compared to similar cohort groups on district benchmark assessments.

 

Why?

"To prepare students to learn throughout their lives and in settings far beyond classrooms, we must change what and how we teach to match what people need to know, how they learn, and where and when they learn and change our perception of who needs to learn. We must bring 21st-century technology into learning in meaningful ways to engage, motivate, and inspire learners of all ages to achieve." - US Department of Education 2011

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Who?

"Just as leveraging technology can help us improve learning and assessment, technology can help us better prepare effective educators and increase their competencies throughout their careers while building the capacity of our education system to deliver effective teaching. Technology can do this by enabling a shift to a new model of connected teaching." - US Department of Education 2011

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What?

"An infrastructure for learning unleashes new ways of capturing and sharing knowledge based on multimedia that integrate text, still and moving images, audio, and applications that run on a variety of devices. It enables seamless integration of in-school and out-of-school learning. It frees learning from a rigid information-transfer model (from book or educator to students) and enables a much more motivating intertwine of learning about, learning to do, and learning to be." - US Department of Education 2011

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