A laptop is only as useful as the programs it runs and the web content it provides. In addition to other technology resources, this site provides lots of great applications that support student learning. While especially useful in teaching literacy skills, these apps can be use in all content areas.
A benefit of all students in a classroom having a computer is that they can be fully emersed in a wide array of digital knowledge and skills. Because of the pervasive nature of technology in a one-to-on classroom, just having a few handy websites at hand won't come close to meeting the need. This slide deck includes numerous web 2.0 tools that allow students to create and manipulate learning material.
So how do I assess my students in a one-to-one classroom? This article provides several online tools that teachers can use to assess student learning that are just as technologically savvy as those used during the actual instruction.
The classroom becomes a whole new world when every student has her own device! How should can teachers differentiate instruction? How can students be both "content consumers" and "content creators?' And how do you keep students from posting inappropriate material? The tips in this blog post will help you answer these and other questions about managing laptops in the classroom.
When every student has a device, classroom management can be a real challenge. This video demonstrates different options for the physical set-up of one-to-one classrooms. Thoughtful planning of the physical space can help students collaborate effectively as well as help teacher manage behavior successfully.
One-to-one initiatives have been lauded by proponents as the key to improved student achievement while detractors worry that the expense of so much hardware may not provide enough bang for its buck. This article discusses recent research showing that students can learn more when using their own laptops. But just giving every kid a device won't do the trick. The technology must be used in conjunction with effective teaching strategies geared toward 21st-century skills.