First Meeting

Reminders/review of the ideas from the first meeting
  • The Learning Focus
    • iPad operations
    • Social Media: connection, conversation, collaboration
    • Management
  • Action Research

Today's Learning
  1. iPad Scavenger Hunt

Second Meeting

Task 1 - Read and Question
A Framework for 1 - to - 1 Success: EPC (pages 19-20)

View the chart on page 38

Read - page 65 (at least one person at the table read one of the following)
What 1-to-1 Can Mean for Students
What 1-to-1 Can Mean for Teachers
What 1-to-1 Can Mean for Schools

Jot questions, thoughts and ideas on your word processing program.

Task 2 - Watch and Reflect - where are you at?
3 Phases of Educational Technology

Task 3 - Complete the Question Matrix

Task 4 - As a table group read and summarize the big ideas that pop out when reading the questions: Post them on a sticky on the Big Ideas Wall

Learning Task for the next meeting:
Participate in the Vision Discussion - Why, what is the purpose of a one-to-one program at Connaught School?

March 14, 2011

What does a successful one-to-one classroom look like?

'Read' the photo collections below and respond using the document.
Photo Collection 1
Photo Collection 2

Post one sentence that summarized your thoughts after viewing the photos on the sticky note page. You will need to download the 'lino' app (free) from the App store.


Read one of the following articles/blog posts
In your table groups deconstruct the metaphor - "A successful one-to-one program is like a train".

Learning Task
Questions to ponder and then to craft a respond. For our next meeting select one of the question sets below and create a response using a social media or technology tool that you have not used before. I have listed some suggestions for tools below please contact me if you want some help learning how to use one of them.
  1. What does my current pedagogy look like? What does it look like when I am teaching with technology? How might it look in my one-to-one classroom?
  2. What are my curriculum planning practices? How do they reflect the integration of learning technologies? How might they need to change to reflect learning and teaching with 1-to-1?
  3. What are my assessment practices? How do they reflect the integration of technology? How might they need to change to reflect learning and teaching with 1-to-1?
  4. What learning and teaching strategies to I currently use to support the development of higher-order thinking? How might they need to change to reflect learning and teaching with 1-to-1?
  5. What differentiation strategies do I currently use. How do they reflect the integration of technology? How might they need to change to reflect learning and teaching with 1-to-1?
  6. What existing learning and teaching resources do I have (right now!) which I use regularly and will readily support a 1-1 environment? What existing learning and resources am I aware of (but not using regularly) that can support a 1-to-1 environment?
  7. What processes for permissions and protocols for intellectual property including copyright, and safe and responsible use of the internet are in place and followed across the school? How might these be updated to reflect 1-to-1 learning?
  8. How can we keep students and parents informed of new processes
  9. What do/can I do to support students to connect, collaborate or create beyond the walls of the classroom and the school?

Questions adapted from Getting Started: Classroom Ideas for Learning with the iPad.

Big Huge Labs

April 18

Classroom Management Strategies
Common Laptop Classroom Management Questions

  1. How do you begin class? Do you always have the kids take their laptops out?
  2. When you need to do direct instruction, how do you get your student's attention away from the laptop and back to you?
  3. How do you monitor what your students are doing on their laptops while they are working?
  4. When your students are working on all these projects, how often do you check their work?
  5. What is the most important thing an instructor can do to manage a laptop classroom?

Start at 8:02

Watch these short videos with teachers explaining their classroom management strategies

Create a poster of five rules/routines/expectations you have for student use of the netbooks in your classroom.