By Pamela Livingston
Whilst all scholars within the lecture room have a computer, pill, or hand-held machine at their fingertips, an entire new global of tutorial probabilities seems to be. prepare to faucet these probabilities with Pamela Livingston's consultant to 1-to-1 courses that paintings. you will discover useful making plans suggestion, case reports of profitable courses, and a bunch of implementation assets. Livingston updates this re-creation with chapters on 1-to-1 management, capsule computers, and the shift towards learner-centric academic environments. additionally integrated within the re-creation is a convenient source mapping the recent net 2.0 instruments to numerous topic components. <> compliment for the 1st edition:
The Arizona division of schooling recommends 1-to-1 studying: computer courses That paintings for its faculties, pointing out, 'This booklet will provide major assist in making plans and utilizing laptops in a lecture room and be of assist in constructing a proposal.'
'A well timed book...1-to-1 studying: computer courses That paintings is a complete source for making plans and enforcing computing device courses within the classroom.'
'Livingston offers an prepared, thorough, readable, and sensible consultant for faculties contemplating the implementation of 1-to-1 computing.'
-William M. Broderick, Head of faculty, fortress worthy Academy
'By a ways the main whole, concise, and well-documented source to be had. I simply ordered copies for everybody on our know-how committee. we're getting ready for a 2010 rollout of our 1-to-1 software. 1-to-1 studying: desktop courses That paintings might be by means of our aspects via each step of the process.'
-Mitch Ward, expertise Coordinator, Carondelet highschool
The foreign Society for expertise in schooling (ISTE) is the depended on resource for pro improvement, wisdom iteration, advocacy and management for innovation. ISTE is the best club organization for educators and schooling leaders engaged in bettering educating and studying by means of advancing the potent use of expertise in PK-12 and instructor schooling. domestic of the nationwide academic expertise criteria (NETS), the heart for utilized examine in academic expertise (CARET), and ISTE's annual convention (formerly referred to as the nationwide academic Computing convention, or NECC), ISTE represents greater than 100,000 pros all over the world. We aid our contributors with details, networking possibilities, and suggestions as they face the problem of remodeling schooling.
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-Educational know-how for fogeys
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Within the first year, however, many laptops suffered major damage, particularly to their screens. The cost to repair them was often greater than the cost of a new computer. These cases just weren’t standing up to the wear and tear that seventh- and eighth-graders were putting their laptops through while transporting them to and from school in the back of a car. They were no doubt surrounded by hockey equipment, tennis rackets, backpacks full of books, and maybe a golden retriever or two. After investigating other options, Peck decided to purchase Zero Halliburton cases, which are exceedingly sturdy.
Diebold tries to incorporate laptops into everything he does in class. He e-mails lesson plans to his students ahead of time to inform them before the class meets. Student assignments are returned by e-mail so that an electronic backup copy of all student work exists. Diebold is enthusiastic about the changes to his teaching process that the laptops have helped bring about, particularly in their ability to support differentiated instruction. He says: I cover the same concepts that I did prior to the laptops but I do so in probably 200% greater depth than I did before.
This process of integration is repeated day in and day out, and teachers, students, and parents have learned to accept the process that this integration requires. indd 35 35 5/8/09 10:37:44 AM Part 1 1-to-1 Programs that work It isn’t always easy. Lessons Learned Permission Forms Sending a student home with a shiny new laptop computer and a set of forms for the student and parent to sign doesn’t mean the forms will necessarily come back the next day. Or the day after. Or even the next month! To combat this problem, The Peck School requires that both the forms and the computer be returned the next day.