Monday, July 28, 2014

Year 3 - HERE! WE! COME!!

WOW!!  I know I say this ALL the time as a mother, but now as an iPad Integrationist, "Where does the time go?"  We are now entering year 3 of our MOVE 21 iPad Initiative - and I can't believe how FAST the time has flown by, how AMAZING our teachers have embraced this, and how FANTASTIC our students are:)!!  Things we have been thinking about as of lately:

1. What's next???  That's a GREAT question that we really have NO answer for!  We have talked Surfaces with Microsoft, which seems to be a great fit - but hopefully will pilot this year in a lab and see for sure - chromebooks come up, but with little discussion as we have heard other districts that don't like them - and there are a GAZILLION other tablets out there - just have to find what will work for us?

2. Distribution nights - students won't need their iPads "that" much earlier than school starts since it IS year 3, so we have to come up with a plan here.  We also need to keep new students in mind and give them ample time to become familiar with them if they haven't used one yet.

3.  New Teachers - we have three new teachers in our district this year - one is a move from the elementary school to the high school, but needless to say, there are a LOT of things they still need to learn!  I hope to have a few days in August where teachers can come in if they want and bounce ideas off of me and others to get things rolling.

I will blog as we continue to find solutions to these things and get rolling again in a few weeks - YAHOO:)!  I am REALLY starting to get the bug for back to school again - yes, I DID say that:)!!

Happy Monday all,
Mrs. I:)