Monthly Archives: November 2013

Screen Time Revisited

Recently, I posted about screen time. It seems to have become an even larger concern since the introduction of tablets, perhaps because they are becoming even more ubiquitous than laptops; perhaps because they are being used widely with young learners… … Continue reading

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The Evolving Face of Professional Development

Clearly, we've been thinking a lot lately about professional development. Not only are we recognizing that we just don't have enough opportunities to do traditional “everyone in the same room” professional development, but we have started thinking differently about the … 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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Another Wonderful iPads in Primary Grades Institute Completed

It has been a (VERY) busy fall, but the (wonderful!) culmination of it all was last week's Leveraging Learning Institute. This was Auburn School Department's third year running the institute focused on lessons learned from our first-in-the-country iPads in primary … Continue reading

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Improving Battery Life in iOS 7

Maybe you're in the same boat I am. I updated to iOS 7, and even bought a new iPad Air, and I'm just not seeing the battery last the way it used to. So I've been looking for ways to … Continue reading

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