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Is the iPad the Correct Tool to Aid Learning in Education?

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Many educators have asked – “Are iPads the correct tool to aid learning in education?” Having read several articles and well as witnessing first hand the implementation of iPad programs in several K12 educational establishments. I still don’t have a definitive answer, but I suppose it depends on the goals of your educational establishment and the age group of learners and what they need to…

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Added by Steven David Pearce on December 22, 2011 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Why use iPads in Education?

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Why use iPads in K12 Education?

To be successful when using technology in education one should focus on learning, engagement, creativity, inquiry-based learning, and differentiated instruction over the technology tools used to amplify learning. I believe that IPad’s and other digital…

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Added by Steven David Pearce on May 26, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Discovery, Problem and Challenged Based Learning

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It is my belief that educators must now consider how learning has changed  (if they haven’t done so already) and how they can adapt their pedagogies to facilitate the learning of our current and future student population.In the light of advances and changes in technology we need to consider how we can capture the minds of our youth and continue to inspire them to learn and develop as…

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Added by Steven David Pearce on April 20, 2011 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Implementing a 1:1 iPad scheme

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Planning is always the key to implementing any new mobile device scheme into an educational establishment. Many questions need to be asked and solved in order for the scheme to be successful. Having already implemented a very successful…

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Added by Steven David Pearce on March 26, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Reverse Instruction and 1 to 1 Laptop Schemes

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As I have mentioned previously on this site, the key to implementing and developing a successful 1 to 1 Laptop Scheme in a school is about adapting teaching styles and pedagogies. With the increase of more 1 to 1 Laptop schools, the ability to introduce “Reverse Instruction” to our 21st Century learners is becoming even more…

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Added by Steven David Pearce on January 20, 2011 at 12:08am — No Comments

Questions and Answers about implementing a 1:1 Laptop Scheme



Questions from a school thinking about implementinga 1:1 Laptop Scheme and my answers:

1. Was your school completely Mac-based prior to the 1:1 program? If not, how easy was the implementation of the Macs and what feedback did you get from staff…

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Added by Steven David Pearce on January 6, 2011 at 12:47am — No Comments

1 to 1 Laptop Schools, Teacher Appraisal and 21st Century Learning.

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After reading many articles and blogs asking the question "where do we go now" in reference to 1:1 Laptop Initiatives and the use of digital resources in the classroom. I have put together some current published research to consider  in the cycle of teacher appraisal in 1:1 Laptop Schools.  I would welcome comments to improve/adapt/expand any of the information given in this…

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Added by Steven David Pearce on December 17, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Virtual Learning Environments

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Virtual Learning Environments




In today’s society it is increasingly evident that education and in particular students are using more digital platforms and technologies as tools for learning. In order for educational systems to adapt to these differing learning styles and modern trends it is necessary for these systems to look at different teaching pedagogies. Over the past few years… Continue

Added by Steven David Pearce on December 4, 2010 at 4:42am — No Comments

Benefits of a 1:1 Laptop Scheme

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Recently, our school board asked me - how can I provide evidence that having a 1:1 scheme benefits our learners and school. If any of you already have a 1:1 laptop scheme running in your school you will realize that this is quite a difficult question to answer.



Some of the benefits listed here are unique to my school (a private profit making international school), which has totally different funding,… Continue

Added by Steven David Pearce on December 4, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

1:1 Laptop Schemes - 21st Century Digital Natives

1:1 Laptop Schemes - 21st Century Digital Natives



“21st Century Digital Natives” is a phrase that has been used in education for several years; Marc Prensky (2001) first coined the term digital native to refer to today's students. They are native speakers of technology, fluent in the digital language of computers, video games, and the Internet. By introducing a 1:1 laptop scheme, schools can capture the interest of these “digital natives” and enhance learning and…
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Added by Steven David Pearce on November 25, 2010 at 5:21am — 1 Comment

Implementing a 1:1 Laptop Scheme

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There are many ways to implement a successful 1:1 laptop scheme, below is a list of areas to consider. Each school, college, educational establishment will have its own factors, special areas to consider, below is my list of things to consider. It is noted that state funded and private funded schools have very different…

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Added by Steven David Pearce on November 25, 2010 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

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