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A Learning Device for Every Student – Part V – Ready? Go!

It has been very quiet in this blog series. There’s only one reason: deployment was a more than fulltime occupation. Time for writing was never more scarce. Today the big rush is over and I can find some time to reflect on the past few weeks. Student preparation As I mentioned in the previous post,“A Learning Device for Every Student – Part V – Ready? Go!”

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(R)evolution in Limburg. Visiting a Distinguished School

Today I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Sint-Ursula School in Horn, Limburg, The Netherlands together with fellow Belgian and Dutch ADEs. This school has been awarded the title Apple Distinguished School recently and has a 4 year history of implementing iPad devices 1:1 to students. The story of learning at Sint-Ursula Not all students“(R)evolution in Limburg. Visiting a Distinguished School”

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A Learning Device For Every Student – Part IV – Roll-out scenarios

In this fourth part of this series, I’d like to talk about the technical side of the deployment. You will not need to ben a system engineer to read the following; I’ll try to keep it as comprehensible as possible. Planning is key When managing several hundred iPad devices, planning thoroughly is essential. I have“A Learning Device For Every Student – Part IV – Roll-out scenarios”

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Icelandic inspiration

A few weeks ago, Apple announced the applicants who got selected to join the Apple Distinguished Educators program. As I was browsing the list, I noticed a familiar name. It was Ingvi Hrannar Ómarsson from Iceland. Seeing his name reminded me of an article he wrote in 2014 on how we organise school, classes and“Icelandic inspiration”

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A Learning Device For Every Student – Part III – Getting everyone on board

So we decided that 1:1 iPad was the way to go Read here how we made this decision. Next step was the most important step to take: plan. What do you need to think of before you welcome students with iPad in your class? A lot! Apple provides with a good framework to bring an“A Learning Device For Every Student – Part III – Getting everyone on board”

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A Learning Device For Every Student – Part II, Scenarios

From vision to reality In my last post, I already focused heavily on why we think every student should have a personal learning device. Read more about it here. The very first step was figuring out how we would conduct the decision making of the project. Was this up to the school board of directors?“A Learning Device For Every Student – Part II, Scenarios”

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Listen to ‘The Wired Educator Podcast’

I strongly recommend this podcast by fellow ADE Kelly Croy. Kelly is an ADE from Oak Harbour, Ohio and teaches in Middle School. He is also a Keynote Speaker on art and education and published author. I had the privilege of talking to Kelly on Global ADE Institutes and the guy is truly inspiring. Episodes“Listen to ‘The Wired Educator Podcast’”

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A Learning Device for Every Student? – Part I

Start with why My school has always been a pioneer when it comes to integrating technology in the classroom. Previous school leaders envisioned that technology brings major assistance to the instructional activities of teachers and the learning process of the students. So every classroom used to have overhead projectors, we have had laptop carts, iPad“A Learning Device for Every Student? – Part I”

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The Worldwide Apple Distinguished Educators Institute 2016 in Berlijn: Showcases Part II

Yesterday I told you about two great ADE Showcases we saw at the WW ADE Institute in Berlin last week. Today I want to tell you more about two other ADE’s who inspired me with their short presentation. Take your iPads where you teach – Stephanie Thompson Stephanie is a New Zealand teacher working in“The Worldwide Apple Distinguished Educators Institute 2016 in Berlijn: Showcases Part II”

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