Preparing for 1:1 at MSMS

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A great team from Burlington Public Schools has been getting 850 iPads ready for the 1:1 initiative at Marshall Simonds Middle School. The group includes members of our BPS EdTech Team, BPS IT Team, and Burlington High School Student HelpDesk. The group even includes a few BHS alumni that were former members of the Student HelpDesk.

The 1:1 iPad initiative at Marshall Simonds will be different than the 1:1 program at Burlington High School. Although each student in grades 6-8 will be assigned their own iPad, all iPads will be managed by Burlington Public Schools and distributed each morning from carts located in homerooms. Students will not be taking iPads home at this time.

The fact that these iPads are being fully managed through Apple’s Configurator has led to some changes in planning and preparation since our first full 1:1 deployment last year. These changes have once again led us through an exciting and challenging process. Of course, any 1:1 initiative has challenges but the team has been outstanding at progressing with the 1:1 plans.

Please stay tuned to this BPS EdTech blog and the Marshall Simonds Middle School blog for updates and information about our newest 1:1 program.

Here are some initial key points about the MSMS 1:1 initiative:

850 iPad 2’s
850 Ekto iPad Cases from Uzibull
36 Bretford PowerSync Carts
Apple Configurator used to set up all profiles.
70 InFocus IN3916 Interactive LCD Projectors installed in all school academic areas.
70 AppleTVs currently being installed in all school academic areas.
 
Thank you to the team for all their hard work!
Here are some images from Friday, January 4:

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  1. Looking forward to reading about your journey! Best practices to all of you! 🙂 I’ve enjoyed the opportunity of being part of WSFCS’ 1:1 Device Pilot this school and my FL classes and I have strongly benefited from the integration of technology. The best advice I may offer is to maintain strong classroom management, and to recognize and accept that tasks are likely to take much more time than expected and that flexibility will be key. Congratulations!

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