Saturday, 23 January 2010

Laptop Learning - More Global Buzz (9)

Don't forget to read the previous 8 posts.

A computer per student leads to higher performance

For many it is a budget issue: School budget cuts may delay laptop program in Hopkinton

This is news report on some activity from New Hampshire: Technology Brings New Tools To Classroom: Federal Stimulus Funds Will Increase Technology In NH Schools

A Nebraska Superintendent reports on a 1:1 initiative, Sioux County to implement 1-1 Initiative:
"Technology is another key area where the school can use the Title funds. Combined with funds from a separate REAP grant the district receives each year, Sioux County Schools is set to begin the 1-1 Initiative. The program will put a laptop computer in the hands of every high school student. The first computers are set to arrive this semester.
Gies said the students will be allowed to use the computers throughout their high school careers and will even have the possibility of taking them to college. This year’s juniors and seniors will have to turn the computers back into the school but after that the students will likely have the opportunity to either purchase the computers at a reduced rate or receive them free.
The increased use of distance learning is one of the driving factors behind implementing the program. “It really helps if the kids can have laptops right there when they’re doing their distance learning classes,” Gies said.

Chris Ludwig reports: 1:1 Laptop Programs: Shifting the Way Students Learn
"This week I was invited to write a guest blog for Edutopia on the #edchat discussion of 1:1 laptop programs and their impact on learning."

Science Daily writes on the same topic. A Computer Per Student Leads to Higher Performance Than Traditional Classroom Settings

@stuhasic reminded us on Twitter of the Teaching with Netbooks website, the videos may be of interest:

Every day, a new report from somewhere in the world.

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