iPad deployment and teacher PD– from Langwitches.org by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano


I have been reading my fair share of blogs, wikis and other documentation as schools around the world are deploying iPads in their classroom. It is finally our turn at the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School to welcome 20 brand new shiny iPad2s (no cart, just individual iPads).

In the spirit of passing on the trials and errors, as we get the devices ready to be used in the classroom by teachers and students, I am documenting our process.


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Addendum on 9-22-11:

  • Lessons from an iPad Rollout — from The Journal.com by Bridget McCrea
    Florida’s “first iPad high school” has deployed 1,000 iPads to its high school teachers and students. Thanks to preparations on the infrastructure, training, and security fronts, the fall rollout has proved relatively snag-free. In March and June, THE Journal reported on The Master’s Academy and the challenges it was tackling on the way to becoming Florida’s first iPad school. The private, interdenominational Christian institution in Oviedo has since handed out nearly 1,000 of the devices to students in ninth through 12th grade. According to Mitchell Salerno, principal, the transition to a more digital educational environment has gone surprisingly well so far.
  • 10 Ways to Quickly use the iPad in your Classroom — from Electric Educator