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
I have talked recently with several districts who made a device choice within the last year or two, based on device cost only, who are now running into challenges. How could schools select devices based on how the teachers will use them for creating quality learning experiences and based on a 4-year projected cost including all necessary supports, not simply on technical specifications, nor on any one-time purchase cost alone? … More Selecting a Learning Device: Maine’s Recommendation
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
We have started asking Maine’s educators this question: What is an adequate learning device? – What should a learning device be able to do? What services or supports should come with it? What kinds of apps or peripherals would it need? What features and capabilities would the device have? … More What is an Adequate Learning Device?
Mike Daugherty, a district Ed Tech Director in Ohio, reflects on the characteristics of a successful ed tech department: Handling the technology needs of a public school system can be a daunting task at times. Online testing, BYOD, 1:1 computing, and assistive technology are only a handful of the variety of technical challenges that flow … More What Makes for a Successful Ed Tech Department
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!