Monday, 4 January 2010

Laptops all go: 1:1 Learning Initiatives across the World (2)

This post is a continuation of a collection on global activity with 1:1 laptop programs for schools.

Here is the link to my part 1 post on the topic.

In the USA when 1:1 projects are implemented it is often a single school district or occasionally a statewide project.

Soroco High school considers laptops

Weld County School District RE-1 laptop program

A program from Pleasanton, Canada.

Henrico County Public Schools

Professional development to support teaching. Effective questioning is one element.

There is always a focus on evaluating laptop programs. Some of these programs go back to the early 2000s. Lots has changed in the context and nature of these programs during that time.

Writing about "Benefits", we have this reference, that begins with:
"After more than 10 years studying laptop computing in schools, Saul Rockman (2003) concludes that one of the most important benefits of a laptop program is an increase in 21st century skills."

to go with this the complete index: "The Laptops for Learning Task Force has finished its report assessing the use of mobile laptop computers in all learning environments as it relates to student success in grades K-12"

From Andy Carvin, back in 2007. He wrote: "Schools drop laptop programs - but are they dropping the ball as well?"

But watch, there will be much more ...

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