Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Great Tablet Experiment

The Great Tablet Experiment

Yesterday I posted that I was Done Waiting. I refuse to just talk the talk, so I'm going to start walking the walk. 

In a perfect world, next year would find me teaching 2 sections of Honors American Literature in the morning and working as a tech integration specialist the second half of the day. I'm still hoping my district will follow through and post that position. 

With two classes in the morning, I would love to get my hands on 65-70 tablets for those students. These tablets would be used by the students all year in all of their classes. I want to help them integrate the tablet into their school work and their lives. Most of all, I want to show my district, and other districts, the value of mobile devices in education. 

Where to start? Well, I'm going to need a way to fund these tablets. I will either need a generous donation from a company that makes tablets,  generous donation from a company that can afford to donate the tablets, or multiple donors working together to bring the tablets to my classroom. 

I've never taken on a task like this before and I'm kind o excited to start reaching out to groups and companies to show them what is possible when you have a vision to improve education. 

If you have any suggestions as to where I should start, please drop me a line. If you are a company that would be interested in helping bring tablets to my classroom, please send me an email at

I'm very excited to start sharing this new project with all of you.

- Nick


  1. You could try starting with, who offers really reasonable deals. They might also be willing to help you out!

  2. I just received 2 mini-grants for the purchase of 15 iPod Touches. One grant was through the state World Language teachers organization and the second was from the Foundation Grant of the school district. Every little penny helps! is where I bought the Mp3 players for cheap! Bonne chance!

  3. Nick,

    I am excited and inspired by your endeavor. I was thinking of doing something similar but wasn't sure where to start or if I have the courage. You are making me dare to believe that "all things are possible."



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