Hi Antwon, I just read "Navigating Apple's Discount App Program for Educators" and saw a paragraph about your iPad project at Chula Vista. Has your district done anything with mass distribution of iBooks yet? If so, how do you handle VPP codes? The new EULA language spells out that VPP for iBookstore purchases is more restrictive that VPP for apps.
1. You agree to distribute Codes to individuals so that each individual may redeem the Code for an iBookstore Product using their iTunes Store Account.
2. You agree that you may not use a single Code to sync an iBookstore Product to multiple devices. For the avoidance of doubt, the iBookstore Product may not be used in a library-type lending scenario.
welcome to Social Media 101, Antwon! Feel free to look around at the resources in the discussion forums. This a professional development class I lead for teachers from my district. Thanks for dropping by and working with us!
Do you have any grade 3-5 Title 1 classrooms? There are a few spots remaining in a grant program for schools to use In2Books, a supplemental reading project that pairs students with adult pen pals.
Check out the articles in The Reading Teacher and Phi Delta Kappan about it. Or read more at: in2books.epals.com.
Antwon, I just added a group that I think you might be interested in, “Educational Technologists.” http://www.classroom20.com/group/instructionaltechnologists I am hoping this group can grow and we will be able to support each other and collaborate so that we can better support our colleagues.
Thanks for the compliment regarding my video! I just shared it with my district last week, so we're not quite to the point of using the Wiimote whiteboard district-wide. I'd like to see that eventually. For now, I've had at least a few educators (throughout the district) who are going to use it. I plan on working specifically with a couple of them to pilot the whiteboard.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can talk more about implementing the Wiimote whiteboards in classrooms.
Hi Antwon. Thanks for making the connection. I'm interested in reading your book and have subscribed to your podcast.
I'm in the unusual position of being the district tech leader as an IT professional (my background) but also having some background in learning and now completing my M.Ed. I truly feel I live on both sides, and most times on top, of the proverbial IT/Teacher fence.
You can check out my post Teachers talking to IT, and IT talking to teachers where I'd love additional input to make it a useful tool.
Also, can you announce when your website will be complete - there's a few links that I'm sure will include more useful material.
I heard you during the New Year's Show earlier today and you commented on the buy in of District administrations. Being on that side of the fence, I understand your concerns. It is always a challenge to sway the political machine. It is even harder to sell the IT Group responsible for supporting the technology.