Connected Districts, Part 2: Prioritizing ed-tech

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
January 21st, 2014

Here’s how your fellow administrators create and sustain connected schools

connected-2We presented the idea of the “connected district” in Part 1 of this series, where we featured one district that has made personalized learning a top priority, and another that went paperless and saw an increase in student and teacher collaboration.

In Part 2, we continue to help educators share their best practices and success stories. What works for your district? Have you implemented a bring-your-own-device initiative? Are you experimenting with flipped or blended learning? Let us know in the comments section, or find me on Twitter @eSN_Laura.

Mobility and 24/7 access

Englewood Middle School in Colorado’s Englewood School District reaches and engages students at school and at home thanks to a take-home iPad initiative. Nearly all parents (95 percent) have given permission for their students to bring the iPads home, said Mike Porter, the district’s director of information technology.

(Next page: How tablets help students stay connected)