This past week, we shared the decision making timeline for determining a potential student iPad implementation for the 2013-14 school year.
While we have quite a distance to go before presenting a recommendation to the Board of Education, the deliberate approach we are taking is allowing us time to consider a number of different issues without having to rush the discussions.
Our task forces are meeting monthly, discussing and planning things like policy, procedures, professional development, rubrics for selecting digital instructional materials, among other topics.
Our District technology steering committee, comprised of teachers and administrators from across the District met last Thursday to review the status of our staff iPad project to this point and began transitioning to discussing what grade levels would be included in a potential student implementation.
We’ve also begun sharing an “iPad Minute” at Board meetings where staff members share the ways they are using their iPads in the classroom. This past Monday, I shared a video of art teachers Chris Holmquist and John Bade in a creative way that they are using iPad for instruction. The “iPad Minute” begins approximately at the 20 minute mark of the video above.