ehowton (ehowton) wrote,
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Covering All Bases; Newton, Kansas Rollout of 1:1 Technology


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!!
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