Thursday, October 30, 2014

Researching 1:1 : Is Your School 21st Century Ready?



Our school is currently exploring a 1:1 technology initiative and I have volunteered to be on the committee. When you school is considering a 1:1 policy, it can be with laptops, Chromebooks, tablets or iPads. Each student has the luxury of their own device to access the Internet and their documents.I have resources below which cover all the possibilities.


PROS AND CONS OF 1:1



4 Perspectives on 1:1 Success- from ISTE's blog

Carts, 1:1 and BYOD: The Journey Towards Personal Student Devices


The Device Conundrum: 1:1 vs BYOD- Eric Sheninger's blog post

The Mobile Learning Debate: BYOD vs 1:1 - from K-12 Tech Decisions

Technology Brainstorm: BYOD vs 1:1- Prezi


West Branch Community Schools- explanation of why this Iowa district is going 1:1

What Teachers Need to Know About 1:1 vs  BYOD- from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Why Are 1/3 of Librarians Unhappy About BYOD/1:1 Programs?


1:1 INITIATIVE










5 Questions to Ask About High School Laptop, Tablet Initiatives- from US News and World Reports

8 Positive Findings from 4 Year 1:1 iPad Initiative

(At Least) 101 Tips for Going 1:1 or BYOD



Making 1:1 Work- from Tech Learning
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One to One Computing in N.J.- list compiled by Rich Sciorra  (For my NJ neighbors...)
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Making 1:1 Work- from Tech & Learning

Plan a Successful 1:1 Technology Initiative- from ISTE

The Positive Impact of Launching a 1:1 iPad Project- Hove Park School (UK)

Preparing Students For the Digital Age and Beyond- Colorado Academy


The Realities of 1:1- from Tech & Learning


Six Tips for Implementing1:1 iPads in Schools- from Learning Today

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

30 Places to Find Veterans Day Resources


One week from today is Veterans Day, and it is never too early to teach our kids how important our veterans are.

America Honors Its Veterans- slideshow from NBC

CNN's Veterans Day Videos

Experiencing History: Stories From the Veterans Day Project- from the Library of Congress


Fact Monster- Veterans Day resources




The History of Veterans Day


MSNBC Picture Stories


Remember Our Soldiers- for any grade; Education World

Remembering Our Veterans- for grade 7

Take a Veteran to School Day- from History Channel

Teacher Guide to Veterans Day- from TeAchnology

The Teacher's Guide to Veterans Day

TeacherVision's List of Veterans Day Resources- articles, lesson plans, printables

Teaching History- learning resources, teaching resources and quizzes

Tomb of the Unknowns- scavenger hunt

United States Department of Veteran Affairs- teacher resources

VA Kids, K-5th

VA Kids- resources for grades 6-12

Veterans Day- printables, resources from Education Place


Veterans Day- activities, lesson plans, worksheets

Veterans Day Clip Art


Veterans Day Crafts- from Enchanted Learning

Veterans Day Lesson- from EL Civics (ESL students)


Veterans Day Lessons- from Education World


Veterans Day Lessons from Scholastic

Veterans Day Lessons and Teacher Resources- from the Lesson Plans Page

Veterans Day Resources- this is a Livebinder with many links

Veterans Day Websites from ReadWriteThink- grade levels are marked


Veterans History Project- from The Library of Congress

Veterans Honored and Remembered- from the Wall Street Journal

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