In my last post I wrote about the five schools in our division that have been selected via an application process to participate in a one-to-one project using netbooks. The first year involves providing all teachers with a netbook and a learning program to explore the technology, the learning and the management of a one-to-one program. The following year students would be issued with netbooks in a configuration (one-to-one; two-to-one, grade-based, etc.) determined by their teachers.
When I met with the administration of Connaught Community School, they tentatively broached the idea of considering iPads as their one-to-one project.
I took their idea back to the Director of Education and the division’s IT Manager who agreed that this would be an idea worth exploring. We all agreed however, that the teachers needed to have a clear understanding of the pros and cons of such a venture prior to…
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