6 elements of a successful iPad implementation

By: Semantha Messier & Stephanie Schroeder

ipad in class“As more districts across the United States move to 1:1 initiatives, a common barrier is financial resources, and a common temptation is to regard these initiatives as technology enterprises rather than instructional transformations. In a three-year pilot project, the Boulder Valley School District(BVSD) addressed these challenges by implementing a creative approach designed to entice public funders by providing all students with equitable access to digital devices.

A key feature of our model was synergy among multiple, interdependent program elements:

  • Community engagement
  • A strong instructional model
  • Digital devices and apps for students
  • Logistical support
  • Guidance toward high-leverage resources
  • Ongoing, embedded professional development”

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