Jeff sits down with Edcamp cofounder Dan Callahan to discuss how he uses iPads in his classroom
- The Digital Elementary School: Burlington, Mass
- What did the school district look like before transitioning to 1:1
- How did the 1:1 process start
- Grants and Fundraising
- The Decision on what types of hard ware to invest in
- Creating buildings that were 1:1 compatible
- Creating teachers that were 1:1 compatible
- How did the students transition to being 1:1 students
- Creating a technology policy for keeping students safe in a 1:1 environment
- Community involvement
- What can you do now that you couldn’t do then?
- Student success stories
- Does a 1:1 building create higher test scores and better students?
- Advice that Burlington Elementary School has for other districts looking to transition to 1:1
About our Guests:
Dan Callahan is in his tenth year as as a teacher. After spending eight years as a special educator in the Philadelphia area, he moved to Massachusetts to work as a K-5 instructional Technology Specialist for Burlington Public Schools. In 2010, Dan helped start the Edcamp movement by co-organizing Edcamp Philly. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Edcamp Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to providing free, participant-driven, democratic professional development for teachers.