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Moving Out of the Shallow End

November 20, 2015
Our school started a 1:1 iPad program last year, and one of our main goals has been to take things slow. We wanted our teachers to be comfortable in the “shallow end” of teaching with technology before they moved out into the deep. Ironically, in addition to being the tech director for our school, I have been a Swim Coach for 20+ years, so this is probably the easiest analogy I could ever come up with. The first step into the pool is to use technology as a simple substitute for things you already do in the classroom. Think about using a note-taking app instead of pencil and paper, for...