If we don’t want MLTI thought of as a “Massive Failure,” this post outlines the four things that schools can do to change that perception. … More MLTI is a Massive Failure: What We Can Do
Implement these strategies in your school to take better care of your learning devices and reduce your breakage rates and repair and replacement costs. … More Taking Better Care of Our Devices
It’s easy to find stories and reports in the media frustrated with technology in schools, promoting caution, or even advocating for banning tech. But to what extent to these look at how the technology was being used, consider desired learning experiences for students, or the support offered teachers? … More Ed Tech Research is Clear: Owning a Device Does Not Improve Learning
Audrey Armitage at EdWeek draws a comparison between an episode of the Simpsons where the elementary school disastrously implements educational technology and Education Week’s recent Technology Counts 2015 report. Not surprisingly, the fictional school’s ed-tech effort fails spectacularly and comedically. A massive power surge destroys the new devices and leaves Springfield’s educators at a loss … More What Can the “Simpsons” Teach Us about Educational Technology?
So, you’re waist deep in your school’s initiative. Maybe it’s improving learning by taking advantage of 1to1 tablets or laptops, or through proficiency-based learning, or with a focus on student motivation and engagement. And you are providing teachers with training and resources. And you are working to leverage Positive Pressure and Support to drive your … More Positive Pressure and Support – Part 2: Supervision
If you are a new Tech Director or Principal, or if you are new to Maine, you might have questions about MLTI. MLTI is the Maine Learning Technology Initiative, which started in 2002, providing 1to1 laptops to all 7th and 8th grade students and teachers in the state. From the beginning, we made the point … More New to MLTI? Let Us Show You Around!