Living Sky School Division
One-to-One Implementation
2010 - 2011


Reminders/review of the ideas from the first meeting:
  • Introduction to the Netbooks - Teaching with Netbooks

The Learning Focus
  • Social Media: connection, conversation, collaboration
  • Management
  • Action Research

Review of apps on the desktop - what a Netbook is not.

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

View the chart on page 38
At your table ensure that at least one person reads one of the sections beginning of page 65.
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:
Create a collection of favourite blog posts and blogs that you recommend from the reading that you are going to be doing. You might want to check out these links as well as the ones that Micheal shares with you.

April 14, 2011

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

'Read' the photo collections below and respond using the external image vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document.png Thinking Lens.docx document.
Photo Collection 1
Photo Collection 2

Share observations.

Read one of the following articles/blog posts

Debrief using the train metaphor .

In pairs create a word cloud using Wordle that describes an effective one-to-one classroom HINT: use the advanced tab.
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

Embed or provide a link to your production on this page.
Shaun's link:
Marj's link: Marj's Piclit
Micheal's Link: Linolt
Murray's Link:
Virginia's Link: Virginia's Wallwisher
Teri's link: wallwisher

March 14

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.