Update: Can I Trade the iPads for Chromebooks

As many of you know, back in November I wrote a post about the simultaneous implementation of Chromebooks and iPads at one of our school sites.  Just as I mentioned in that post, there was never an intent for a comparison to develop between these two tools.  In my district we recognize that one size does not fit all and provide opportunities for […]

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iBooks & iBook Author

If you work in education did you notice anything different today? Does the world somehow feel new, changed, or slightly askew? Today was one of those days where things did in fact change. You may not have noticed it, but they did. Put a little star on your calendar and remark to yourself that today […]

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Choosing the Right Tool Part 3 – Chromebooks

I started this collection of posts not because I think there is one perfect tool as much as I believe many educators aren’t sure how different devices can be effectively used for instruction.  Only a few years ago schools really didn’t have any technology options under $1000 to consider.  However, with the proliferation of netbooks, iPads, and […]

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Digital Writing & Common Core

Last night I wrote a short post about the importance of all text in the Common Core ELA Standards.  However, as I was driving to work today it dawned on me that many educators are likely not aware of all of the places where digital text and digital writing can be found in the standards.  Digital writing is […]

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Online Learning – The Latest Panacea?

Every other month a group of instructional technology educators from throughout our county join together for two hours of lunch and collaboration.  This group, sponsored by our local cable consortium, originally met to discuss the televised educational video content each district provided.  However, in the past few years are conversations have grown beyond that topic to include […]

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Can I Trade the iPads for Chromebooks?

UPDATE (3/18/12): In conjunction with this post please also read the second part of the story which I wrote about two months after creating this post, along with the third part of the story.  The text you see here was originally crafted in November of 2011 which was a lifetime ago in terms of iPad and Chromebook […]

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Friendship Bracelets & Student Voice

The past few weeks the concept of “student voice” has been swirling around in my head.  What exactly does it mean for students to have a voice in school?  What does it look like?  What does it sound like?  Obviously, if students have a voice in their learning, there must be conversation going on in […]

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