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From the Principal's Office: Looking Back At Year One of 1:1 iPads, Part Three

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January 2, 2013 By: Patrick Larkin

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One of the positive things about our iPad initiative has been the positive recognition that our school has received due to the efforts of our staff in undertaking this exciting work. The Boston Phoenix published an article this week that highlighted the work of BHS and other schools integrating the use of iPads.

I do want to say that I am not a fan of the headline - iPads Innovate Education in Massachusetts Schools because I think we need to continue to be clear that technology does not innovate by itself. It is thoughtful practitioners who know how to integrate the right tools at the right moment who are innovative.

Here are some of the other articles and that have been done on our efforts at BHS due to our wealth of innovative educators who are willing to take risks and integrate new technology in order to create more engaging classrooms:

July 2012
The iPad Initiative Did it Make the Grade - Burlington Wicked Local

June 2012
7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-Leading Principals - THE Journal

March 2012
Schools Abandon Textbooks To Go All iPad - WBUR Radio

November 2011
How Students View Digital Citizenship - Edudemic

September 2011
How Steve Jobs Transformed The Classroom
How Steve Jobs Influences BHS - WBZ News
A Student's Tweet Lands Me On Fox News
BHS Featured on WGBH TV

August 2011
Associated Press - Many U.S. Schools Adding iPads, Trimming Textbooks
Daily Times Chronicle - iPad Program Drawing Attention For Burlington High
Boston Globe - Leading The Way To Cyber-Learning
T.H.E. Journal - When Students Run The Help Desk
Fox 25 Boston Checks Out Our iPad Deployment
USA Today - Students Cast Wide Net For Mentoring With PLN's
Edutopia - How My School Is Transitioning to Digital Textbooks (Organizing: Step 1 of 5)
Edutopia - How My School Is Transitioning to Digital Textbooks (Organizing: Step 2 of 5)
Edutopia - How My School Is Transforming to Digital Textbooks (Process: Step 3 of 5)


July 2011
Edutopia - Creating ePubs: A Model for Multi-District Collaboration

February 2011
Boston Globe - School Plans to Provide iPads

cross-posted at
www.patrickmlarkin.com

Patrick Larkin is the Assistant Superintendent for Learning of Burlington Public Schools in Burlington, MA and the former principal of Burlington High. He blogs about education at www.patrickmlarkin.com.

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