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ERIC Number: EJ989779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-3174
Classroom Technology Rollouts
Blow, Deborah; McConnell, Sandy
Leadership, v42 n2 p32-33, 35 Nov-Dec 2012
At Cambrian School District, educators are trying a new approach as they investigate new technologies. Rather than roll out a one-size-fits-all mandate that one will use this new "box," which may also sit gathering dust, they have implemented a new model. Early in the last school year they announced the Digital Media Academy, and in March 2012, the iPad Academy. In this article, the authors focus on the iPad Academy model. In the Academy Model, any teacher with an interest may apply to participate. Teachers are expected to use the technology with their students, create lesson plans, research and develop best practices, and share what they have learned with colleagues. With the Academy model, the goal is to provide the information and technology to a few willing and dedicated individuals, who will then encourage others through their example. As more teachers see meaningful, effective and productive ways to use the technology, they will get more creative in finding ways to fund the rollout of emerging technologies to more classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California