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What’s Happening in One-to-One at District 211

The scene looked similar in classrooms all over High School Township District 211 as students in the One-to-One Program began to delve into their studies and familiarize themselves with their iPad devices for class. In classrooms such as Shawn McCusker’s, a social studies teacher at Fremd High School, familiarizing students with the iPad device and preparing them to navigate through their coursework was a priority during the first week of school. “The challenge is to get students past the use of the iPad as a simple replacement for paper and pen,” McCusker said. “The best results happen once students have gotten comfortable with the ...

Five Unexpected Results of Going 1:1

Written by Shawn McCusker, Social Studies teacher at Fremd High School   Identity Crisis- You will become a student too. The moment you have devices in your classroom, you are no longer THE resource for answers in the classroom. Students will be finding sources with much greater insight on your subject area than you can offer.  I (as a history teacher) was presented with ideas and facts that were completely new to me on a daily basis. Class was more about interpreting new ideas and evaluating their credibility. I was thinking more. They were thinking more. My place in the classroom changed. Even though I liked it overall, it was very ...