I'm not very good at this blogging thing. I think you're supposed to do it more than once a month.
The tablet program is going well. I'm grateful for all those schools that did one-to-one programs before we did. We definitely learned from your successes as well as your pitfalls. Thanks!
I wish I could get the students to treat their tablets as well as the teachers do. I have to bite my tongue not to yell at them when I see them carrying the tablet by the screen.
From a teaching perspective, it's great having them with the tablets every single day. No more having to book a tablet cart and spend time handing out and collecting tablets.
We have Bryan from DyKnow coming out from indy to train a group of the freshmen teachers tomorrow. I've found DyKnow to be one of the best apps I've ever used (no there not paying me to say this). Consistently it works. I tell my class to login to DyKnow and I keep expecting them to have problems, but almost all of the time I see 28 of 28 enrolled.
Pens! What going on with the tablet pens. So many of the student have broken the buttons off or the clips. They are constantly having the pens stuck inside the tablets. Someone need to make a tablet pen that doesn't break! I may be exaggerating the problem but currently it's the #1 problem I hear about.
I applied to do a session at Etech today. If I'm accepted I'll talk about integrating Blackboard, DyKnow, and OneNote in a one-to-one learning environment.