My school started student opinion surveys a few years ago and I must say the feedback has been incredibly helpful. The surveys help you adjust your instruction to meet the needs and desires of your students. My school only conducts them at the end of each semester but I have taken it upon myself to conduct . . . → Read More: Student Opinion Surveys
Well, my final exam was yesterday. I didn’t kill multiple choice as much as I would have liked but next semester is always another opportunity. This test was the conclusion of my first semester with no textbook. I must say, I didn’t miss it that much. It made me work a lot harder but that was . . . → Read More: My First Semester Textbookless
Creating tutorials is starting to revolutionize the way I instruct my class. Teaching in a one-2-one environment allows for a lot of tech instruction. At the beginning of the year we go through the process in making french fries at McDonald’s. Inevitably they forget to list all the steps and end up forgetting . . . → Read More: The Power of Tutorials
Early on in my one-2-0ne teaching days I was excited about my students typing their notes and adding maps and writing and coloring on those maps and printing news articles and highlighting on those articles and…and…and. Most of my instruction was lecture based with a short activity at the end of class. I would . . . → Read More: Classroom Instruction in One-2-One
I don’t know many people who prefer to pay for things when they can get the same or better absolutely free. Microsoft has done an amazing job at making sure their software is distributed on almost every single computer that is made on the planet (even macs these days). When I tell people that . . . → Read More: Open Source vs. Proprietary Software
There are too many changes to document them all but here I will list and explain the big changes. It is so important that school administrators prepare their faculty for these changes. Trust me the students will not be your main obstacle to implementing one-2-one computing in your school.
The way the students gather . . . → Read More: The Changes
The beginning actually began about four years ago when my school began distributing tablet PCs to freshman. Four years later we now have complete 1-to-1 computing. I started this blog to document my learning process over the last four years and to solicit feedback from any and all who care about 1-to-1 computing. . . . → Read More: The Beginning