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Advantage2014 – Auburn iPads

Benefits of Attending Auburn’s Leveraging Learning iPad Institute

Auburn Schools (ME), an early adopter of 1to1 iPads in primary grades, hosts the annual Leveraging Learning Institute on the topic. Registration for the Nov 12-14 Institute opens at noon (ET) on August 21. Dr. David Murphy, RSU 44 Superintendent (Bethel, ME), … Continue reading

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Not All at Once – Phases of Implementing Technology for Learning

When working to implement complex initiatives (like technology integration, or Customized Learning), we want to support our educators by not dropping it  on them all at once.  Toward that end, we try to define a productive sequence or set of phases … Continue reading

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Is Our Phases of iPad Integration Ready?

(Note: Cross posted to the Distribute PD Project) Last August, one of our Auburn-and-friends work groups developed a draft Phases of Tech integration. We wanted to think about developing teachers’ skills at leveraging iPads for teaching and learning beyond just googling … Continue reading

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Another View on iPad Keyboards

Note: This is a guest post by Auburn Middle School (AMS) Technology Integrator, Carl Bucciantini. The article originally appeared in the Dec. 2013 Issue of the Auburn Middle School Newsletter. Over the past few days I’ve received several phone calls … Continue reading

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We Need Keyboards With Our iPads. Not!

This past summer, Maine's schools got the choice for the first time to purchase tablets as part of the statewide 1to1 learning with “laptop” initiative (MLTI). It has spotlighted an interesting demand related to tablets: we need to get keyboards … Continue reading

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The Need for a Quality, Distributed Professional Development System

Maybe you're experiencing something similar… We really noticed it last year when we introduced iPads to first grade. We now had double the classrooms with iPads (having introduced iPads to kindergarten the year before), but still only one Elementary Tech … Continue reading

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Not All Screen Time Is Created Equal – Young Children and iPads

Having a 1to1 iPad initiative in Kindergarten for almost 3 years (and currently in 1st & 2nd, as well), it's not surprising that we have heard a lot of comments and questions from parents about screen time. The concern, of … Continue reading

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