Today in Jackson, Mississippi at the 2011 Mississippi Educational Computing Association annual conference, I had an opportunity to hear Dr Randy Shaver and other members of his learning team at Tupelo Public Schools share the inspirational story of their community’s journey to 1:1 blended learning. Amazingly, this has taken place in the past TWO years without ANY grant funds or external funding. I recorded this session for an audio podcast, but also live-streamed via Ustream. The audio is a little quiet, and an SMS message interrupted my recording partway through, but hopefully these recordings will convey the energy, enthusiasm, passion, and GREAT ideas which were shared in this session. It is no mere coincidence Tupelo schools have partnered with Apple for their 1:1 project, and several visits to Cupertino for Apple Executive Leadership Meetings helped catalyze this project.

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Did you see the “Intro. to ECON – iMovie” at the start of the 2010-2011 school year?” Mr. Bishop is a teacher in Tupelo schools. Whenever I see amazing creativity like this, I’m never surprised to see the platform the creator is using. :-)

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  • Kris

    Tupelo has a great school district and can do alot in their school district with the external funding they receive. My wife taught there for 4 years and absolutely loved it. The Mac partnership is awesome and the students really appreciate the opportunities they are currently receiving.

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