For Schools Implementing iPads, the Importance of Being Patient


ipad6“Creating a process to arrive at sensible, relevant, and positive agreements for tablet use in schools is a key part of the journey toward implementing a successful tablet program.

The tricky part about this process is that it takes time and can be bumpy. As schools engage in the work of “building the bridge while crossing it,” it is important for school leaders to stay the course, and not be deterred by the inevitable, and even welcome, hurdles that schools will encounter through the stages of implementation. A good rule of thumb: It takes three years to “land.”There is a wonderful, poignant photo that has circulated on social media where a classroom of students is seen standing eagerly with their iPads pointed at the white board with the caption, “And then the teacher said you may take notes.”” To read further please click here:

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