Posts tagged: 1:1 Laptops

Innovate, Differentiate, Engage

This post is follow up to my last post, in which I tried to determine three points about 1:1 laptop programs we should be able to agree about.  Based on this common ground, what may be the most important objectives of a 1:1 program? Innovation: students should experience how innovative technology use can change research, […]

Wednesday November 28th, 2012 in , , | Comments Off on Innovate, Differentiate, Engage

1:1 Programs: What can we all agree about?

I would like to believe we all have some common ground that we can agree about concerning technology integration in schools and 1:1 programs in particular: Number One: simply increasing technology changes nothing As defined by Jim Collins, technology is an accelerator and not a creator of momentum or change The real questions: “what do […]

Friday October 19th, 2012 in , | 1 Comment »

Research Review about 1:1 Laptop Programs

Summary In the articles and books below, research about 1:1 laptop programs indicate benefits in the following areas: Student writing and research Collaboration and communication Teaching and learning practices Student achievement, engagement and motivation The primary challenges are in the following areas: Faculty preparation and professional development Managing the hardware, software and network Having focused […]

Thursday October 11th, 2012 in , | 2 Comments »

iPads with ZAGG Keyboards vs. 13 inch Macbook Airs

Benefits of iPads with ZAGG Keyboards Smaller and lighter than Macbook Airs 12 hour battery life 2 year replacement cycle (meaning newer and faster evolving hardware) Touch screens that enable different type of user interface For drawing, for math calculations using stylus, for ease of zooming and moving images on screen Portrait/Landscape Pad functionality For […]

Wednesday October 10th, 2012 in , , , , | Comments Off on iPads with ZAGG Keyboards vs. 13 inch Macbook Airs

The Evolution of 1:1 Programs

My presentation at the European 1:1 Learning Institute is called “The Evolution of 1:1 Programs.”  I’ve been working on the slides for it this evening, and the following is the current draft: The Evolution of 1:1 Programs What I normally try to do in these presentations is to put some thought into broader issues surrounding […]

Friday September 28th, 2012 in , , | Comments Off on The Evolution of 1:1 Programs

“Bring Your Own” Vs. “School Provided” 1:1 Laptops

There’s been some great discussions about “bring your own” vs. “school provided” 1:1 laptops on the ISED-L discussion list.  The following are some thoughts. In my experience, either program could work at a school, but the determining factors are school culture and the targeted objectives of the program. For example, the “bring your own model” has […]

Saturday January 28th, 2012 in , | 5 Comments »

1:1 Laptop Programs as Part of “Embedded Design”

Pat Basset forwarded a link to ISED-L about the research article about 1:1 programs: The End of Techno-Critique: The Naked Truth about 1:1 Laptop Initiatives and Educational Change by Mark E. Weston and Alan Bain It’s an interesting article on several levels.  It addresses criticism of 1:1 laptop program, but it also defines laptops as […]

Wednesday March 3rd, 2010 in , , , | 1 Comment »
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