It takes good planning and organization to make an iPad 1:1 program successful. That’s what The Westside School in Seattle did for more than a year before rolling out its new program in its middle school. Even then, school leaders worked to integrate the devices into the curriculum slowly over two months. An outline of the phase-in is available from the Edutopia blog for 08/15/12. The phase-in included time without using technology, but instead helping students discover why technology is important in our world; sessions during which students and parents/guardians learned about proper use of the iPads and signed AUPs; classroom lessons that did not make use of technology during which time there were tech classes to learn about the use of iPads; the handing out and gradual integration of iPads for classroom use; allowing students to take the devices home; sponsoring events in support of the program, and finally, allowing students to use the devices as needed for learning.