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Covering All Bases; Newton, Kansas Rollout of 1:1 Technology

Posted on 2014.08.05 at 17:58
Current Location: 67114
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I got a call from the school with a recorded messaged announcing they were implementing the 1:1 Technology pilot wherein each student will get their own iPad at the start of the year and stated their expectations concerning its use and care. Moments later they sent an email with the exact same verbiage announcing they were implementing the 1:1 Technology piolt wherein each student will get their own iPad at the start of the year and it listed their expectations concerning its use and care. There was a link to the school webpage I followed which contained identical information - apparently they are impletmenting the 1:1 Technology pilot wherein each student will get their own iPad at the start of the year and the website outlined the school's expectations concerning its use and care.

Days later there was an important parent meeting "Your attendance is needed at one of the scheduled dates..." concerning the 1:1 Technology pilot. I showed up and picked up a handout which mirrored the phone message, email and the website in hardcopy format, explaining the implentation of the 1:1 Technology pilot explaing that each student will get their own iPad at the start of the year and a list of the school's expecations concerning its use and care.

Then the presentation started. It was a slide deck of the handout, detailing the implementation of the 1:1 Technology pilot explaining each student will get their own iPad at the start of the year and a list of the school's expecations concerning its use and care.

And just to be crystal clear (in case you missed the recorded phone call, the email, the link to the website, the handout at the in-person meeting, or couldn't read the slide deck), the vice principal of the junior high school read the slides straight from the screen vocalizing the implementation of the 1:1 Technology pilot explaining each student will get their own iPad at the start of the year and a list of the school's expecations concerning its use and care.

COMMUNICATION BLITZKREIG!

Two days later I received an automated phone call concerning the date and time of the make-up presentation, immediately followed by an SMS text message in case I missed the phone call or presumably, subsequent voice mail!!

Comments:


suzanne1945
suzanne1945 at 2014-08-06 01:03 (UTC) (Link)
And you know what? Later in the year there will be some parent that will say they never received any information about this.
ehowton
ehowton at 2014-08-06 03:40 (UTC) (Link)
ROFLMAO! You're probably right!!
Michelle1963
michelle1963 at 2014-08-06 13:18 (UTC) (Link)
The horrible thing is I know you're right!
ehowton
ehowton at 2014-08-07 21:42 (UTC) (Link)
See my edit.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2014-08-06 01:50 (UTC) (Link)
They do that because many parents are morons and they figure that repetition is the only way they will absorb the information. I base this on the fact that I've "Been around the world and found that only stupid people are breeding".

It could've been worse. They could've done it in Spanish as well.



Edited at 2014-08-06 01:50 am (UTC)
ehowton
ehowton at 2014-08-06 03:56 (UTC) (Link)
Mexican Mennonites?
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2014-08-06 12:56 (UTC) (Link)
Not that I said anything about that but there is such a thing and they are helping the cartels smuggle drugs into Canada.

Mexican Mennonites
ehowton
ehowton at 2014-08-06 22:12 (UTC) (Link)
Fascinating.
Michelle1963
michelle1963 at 2014-08-06 13:17 (UTC) (Link)
Experts say that people with a low IQ can learn - it just requires more repitition. Seems like the Newton School system must believe parents have a collective IQ of about 70 - 80.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2014-08-06 13:29 (UTC) (Link)
It's quite possible they also just did it for Eric's benefit, solely.
Michelle1963
michelle1963 at 2014-08-06 13:37 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, when I think of Eric, I think about how slow the poor guy is. LOL!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2014-08-06 20:51 (UTC) (Link)
You know in school I was always having to tell him not to eat the glue. The worst thing he did was eat the dirt on the playground. Normally that would not have been so bad except for the fact that a notorious lead smelter was right next door to the playground.


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That's our school on the other side of the plant.

Edited at 2014-08-06 09:50 pm (UTC)
ehowton
ehowton at 2014-08-06 22:17 (UTC) (Link)
And that's the projects across the street. I often wax poetic about the disservice of letting a percentage of disadvantage students attend the same school we did - we had to test to get into the magnets, and have letters of recommendations written on our behalf, because we were motivated to excel, yet the disadvantage kids were seemingly there only to disrupt. Not really conducive to a learning environment.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2014-08-07 00:26 (UTC) (Link)
Well according to progressive liberal ideology you have to expose gentle well mannered middle class kids(no matter what ethnicity) to the poor ethnic masses so they can feel guilty for making them the poor lazy useless people that many of them are.

Projects on the North side, industrial train tracks on the South Side and a colossal environmental disaster site on the West side, I don't think our city leaders and DISD really cared about us at all.

Oh wait, said DISD leaders lets put the Environmental Science Academy right next to the worst environmental hazard in Dallas County so they will have something to study.

Edited at 2014-08-07 03:59 am (UTC)
(Anonymous) at 2014-08-22 19:47 (UTC) (Link)

An Important Message Regarding Care, Usage, & Expectations

This automated message is to let you know that we will be sending you an informational presentation through the "Cloud" regarding the care, usage, & expectations of your new iPad.

...{transmission garbled}...{transmission failed}...

ATTENCIONE - IMPORTANTE inform...{transmission dropped}

--- --- --- ---

Just kidding.

From your vivid descriptive prose in this matter I gather you probably frown on people using your blog comments as a messaging transport layer.

Anyway, I wanted to thank you for your *nix tips 'n tricks posts. I rely on OpenBSD & Debian Linux primarily & found a helpful post or two in your archive.

Good luck to you, & I hope they stop spamming you with iPad "agreements."
ehowton
ehowton at 2014-08-22 20:46 (UTC) (Link)

Re: An Important Message Regarding Care, Usage, & Expectations

I appreciate you taking the time to let me know :)
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