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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

1:1 Implementation

Teaching at a 1:1 school or one that's headed that way? Learn about ways to prepare, best practices, curriculum, and management in one-device-per-student learning environments.

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Future Ready: Roadmaps to Tech Integration

Effective tech integration begins with strong leadership, mutual trust among all players and stakeholders, and a logical, sustainable plan.

The LAUSD iPad Initiative: 5 Critical Technology Integration Lessons

The missteps in LAUSD's 1:1 program rollout stand as a costly illustration of the vision, planning, and execution actually required for successful district-wide technology integration.

The First 5s With iPads

When introducing new technology in a 1:1 classroom, consider breaking the lessons and tasks into small increments with easily measurable products and goals.

5 Epiphanies on Learning in a 1:1 iPad Classroom

Inspiration and best practices merge into fun, effective learning as one teacher describes what she and her students discovered during their school's first 1:1 year with iPads.

How to Roll Out a 1:1 iPad Program

Learn about a successful phase-in strategy for a 1:1 iPad program used by a Seattle-area middle school.

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Suggested Laptop Agreements for Middle School Families

Edward Chen, Director of Technology at The Nueva School, presents a detailed guideline for parents of middle school laptop users, especially those with school-owned machines in a 1:1 program.

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Five Reasons I Love Using QR Codes in My Classroom

Teacher and blogger Monica Burns enumerates the benefits of using QR codes in her 1:1 classroom.

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Four Free Assessment Apps for 1:1 Classrooms

Edutopia blogger and NYC educator Monica Burns highlights four free assessment apps that work great in 1:1 classrooms.

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Using Technology to Reach Unreachable Students

Blogger and principal Ben Johnson shares how iPads can assist students who are typically disengaged with learning.

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Challenging the Model of 1:1 with BYOD

Amanda Paquette describes how her school district is blending the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and 1:1 classroom technology models to meet students' needs.

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Assistive Technology and the 1:1 Student

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek, in another story about Burlington High's 1:1 program, describes one student's easy use of the iPad as assistive technology.

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A Principal's Perspective: Getting The Most Out of Classroom iPads

High school principal Ben Johnson shares the joys and challenges of distributing iPads to 700 high school students.

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Social Media at School: Teaching Safety on the Virtual Playground

Responsible digital citizens emerge from schools where students are taught about the rules, risks, and trust involved in the safe, respectful use of social media.

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Two adult women are standing in a classroom with tablets in their hands. One of them is holding up their tablet, and both women are looking at it.
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A PD Story: Bringing 1:1 Technology to Our District

A district-wide 1:1 roll-out involves aligning PD and program goals, rethinking human resources, personalizing the PD program, and evaluating PD efforts to meet developing needs.

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Teaching the Essential Skills of the Mobile Classroom

Edutopia blogger Beth Holland examines how we can effectively teach four essential skills -- communication, collaboration, connection and creation -- in a classroom where mobile devices are increasingly reflecting how students think and learn.

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Two young boys are sitting at a wooden, circular table in a classroom. They're sharing a tablet, propped up, watching something on the screen, and filling out a worksheet.
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Sharing the Screen in 1:1 Classrooms

Collaborative and whole-group activities in a 1:1 classroom can help build real-time people skills despite (and because of) the technology in students' hands.

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Blended Learning in the Mix: The Proactive Teacher

Teachers in blended learning programs should take the opportunity to learn and lead -- your ideas and observations are worth hearing and acting upon.

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Projects Encourage Students to Excel
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Mott Hall School: STEM Projects Encourage Students to Excel

A commitment to projects and widespread use of laptop computers has spelled success for middle school students at this New York City math, science, and technology academy.

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Reflecting on One-to-One Programs

Factors for success include shared understanding across stakeholders, and policies in place in case things go wrong.

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