"We teach using math theories that have existed for centuries, literature from writers across the ages, I see no problem with teaching technology in the same fashion. At one time the sharpened pencil was cutting edge innovation. The advent…"
"Can you be more specific about what you mean by a "data wall"?
Are you looking for pure metrics such as attendance, grades, test scores, etc that will only be used by teachers/administrators? Is so, sites like…"
"Here is what I would ask:
What is your philosophy on technology in education? (ie: 1:1, 1 or 2 machines as classroom centers, dedicated computer teacher/technology as a core subject, etc)
Windows of Mac? with rational
iOS or Android? with…"
"If you guess are a Google Apps school I think it's a no brainier.
We are a Google Apps school and our teachers update internal assessments, grades/levels, etc on Google Docs. It allows the administration to see how students are progressing…"
"I get that, but my point is if your wifi is managed by a central firewall you might not be able to connect the Kindle or Nook.
We have wifi in every classroom but they are all routed through a proxy server/firewall to filter content and the…"
"How do you get the books to the Kindle without the internet?
I am not overly familiar with the Kindle platform so I may be mistaken, but I was under the impression you did everything over WiFi, never tethering to a computer.…"
"I use PowerPoint and Keynote to do research projects in 4th & 5th grade (Word with 2nd & 3rd). Single topic, guided research via Google, note taking, turning notes into presentations with pictures, animations, etc
"I lean toward Apple products for one main reason, proxy support.
Our district, like many, run the school network through a proxy server to control the firewall (blocking sites, etc). Apple devices, such as the iPod and iPad, have the ability to…"
"Just ask your tech department if your network uses a proxy. Ask it just like that and if your tech department is the least bit knowledgable they'll know what you are asking for.
You can also check your PC to see if it's using a proxy.…"
"I think you should approach it from the other direction...
... what do you want the students to do/accomplish with the 1:1 program?
Define a scope of use, products to be produced, end-result goals, etc and then look to which device best supports…"
"One thing to consider is your school's/district's network and firewall. Do they use a proxy server?
The tablet's ability to connect to the internet via a proxy server isn't guaranteed. The iPad allows for proxy…"
"Which tablet? iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab...?
Skype, FaceTime & Google Voice are your big 3 options...
FaceTime on the iPad is a great option. FaceTime uses a specific port on your network so that port might already be opened or your network…"
"I don't know.
I love Wikispaces for the ease of use and ability to create student accounts & protected sites
I love Blogger for the ease of use, protected sites option, and the fact that I'm pretty Google-based.
I have not…"