Stretch Your Digital Dollar

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Four Simple Steps to School-Wide One-to-One iPad Success

These may seem like common-sense steps but, too often (especially with technology), administrators get excited and roll out new hardware quickly with very little support. This virtually guarantees that the devices will be extremely expensive failures. So if you’re going make the financial investment in iPads — or any one-to-one device — it’s of paramount importance to roll them out right.

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Timelining for Every Classroom

It seems timelines (and timeline creation tools) have been popping up in every grade level and classroom. These aren’t your mama’s timelines — and they’re not just for history anymore. Get the low-down on five online timelining tools — Capzles, Dipity, Prezi, TimeToast, and xTimeline.

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21st Century School at a 19th Century Price

Every time I ask teachers why they aren’t integrating more technology into the classroom, I hear the same two responses: No training and no equipment. What would happen if we eliminated those obstacles for teachers? In this post, I offer FREE and low-cost options for getting technology hardware and training into any school.

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Turn Social Networks into Learning Networks with Edmodo

Last March, I wrote a blog post about the general benefits of social networking in the classroom, and I briefly described a few tools like Edmodo. Since then, I’ve had the time to delve even deeper into educational social networking and, specifically, Edmodo. I’ve introduced the site to a number of teachers, who have each used it to transform their classrooms in various ways. After seeing what the site can do, I know that when I return to the classroom, Edmodo will be the first thing I implement.

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