5 Tips to Create Strong Learning Environments with iPads – from Tom Daccord


This post first appeared on eSchool News. Putting iPads in the service of learning, in our view, means putting technology in the service of preparing students to solve unstructured problems and communicate persuasively and with deep understanding. That’s our vision of what great schools do. As we approach the challenge of creating powerful learning environments […]

6 Characteristics of Great PD (and Great Classrooms) – From Tom Daccord


This post first appeared on eSchoolNews. For nearly a dozen years, I’ve traveled to various schools and districts to deliver professional development workshops and presentations. These experiences have taught me that if our goal is to create fundamental change in classrooms, professional development workshops should ultimately devote less time to the “nuts and bolts” of […]

Failure Is Mandatory: Creating A Culture Of Innovation – From Tom & Justin on Edudemic

Progressive school administrators understand that teachers need room to explore and experiment to uncover ways to use technology effectively in the service of learning. These administrators recognize that initial tech integration forays may fall short, or even fail, but they realize that experiences gleaned help build institutional knowledge of best practices. Ultimately, enhanced community-wide knowledge […]

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) – From Tom on Edudemic

Over the last few years K-12 schools and districts across the country have been investing heavily in iPads for classroom use. EdTechTeacher has been leading iPad professional development at many of these schools and we’ve seen firsthand how they approach iPad integration. While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, […]