"Professional development is the essential vitamin for boosting learning with laptops, according to researchers studying Maine's one-to-one program. David Silvernail, director of the Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation, said a two-year randomized control trial of middle school math teachers was "successful on all fronts."
Researchers examined the impact of high quality, ongoing professional development that included face-to-face and online workshops, peer coaching and mentoring, and site visits."
This is Miguel Guhlin's shared Evernote notebook on Bring Your Own Device. This shows how Bring Your Own Device can be done but also how useful Evernote is becoming. (Although I have to admit that I'm having a terrible problem with an update/ reinstall on my Windows 7 64 bit machine at work and have been down there for at least a month - but am working on it.) Here's a great notebook. (Hat tip to Kevin Jarrett who shared this on Facebook Sunday morning.)
Principal Charlie Roy reflects on his schools's first 2 years of 1:1 with a guest post over at Dangerously Irrelevant.
Darren Draper has a concise, well written explanation of the 4 reasons schools should move to 1:1 with research cited. I think the part I like best is that we are no longer saying 1:1 laptop but, instead 1:1 technology. I am forwarding this one to my technology committee.
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