This was our first episode with an outside of district guest. We were very fortunate and thrilled to have Carl Hooker (@mrhooker), Director of Instructional Technology for Eanes ISD and “a music loving, techno-literate, iEvangelist from the planet Hookertron” to grace our show. He shared Eanes’ 1:1 iPad program timeline and plan for implementation, management, and integration.
“You can’t teach people everything they need to know. The best you can do is position them where they can find what they need to know when they need to know it.” Seymour Papert
Carl shared that Seymour’s quote tied in with the “why” of a 1:1… to keep the focus on the students to provide them with an individualized, flexible curriculum.
iCeption: Carl created a mock-umentary movie to explain how the iDevice actually creates more time in your day. While the video is very edutainment oriented, the message is quite clear… the power of the iDevice is mobile learning.
WIFI Timeline: During our show, Carl discussed the timeline for Eanes’ WIFI (Westlake Initiative for Innovation)
iDevice Student Orientation Video: After choosing a relevant, flexible, adaptable, and game-changing tool that could provide students with 24/7 access to knowledge and collaboration, Carl created an orientation video for students that included acceptable use guidelines, laser etching as a theft deterrent, passcode locks, iPad Dos and Don’ts, info about the genius bar, care and cleaning, getting apps with an iTunes account and acquiring district-purchased apps from self service, and device insurance for loss or damage.