By Pamela Livingston
Whilst all scholars within the lecture room have a computer, capsule, or hand-held machine at their fingertips, an entire new global of tutorial probabilities looks. prepare to faucet these probabilities with Pamela Livingston's advisor to 1-to-1 courses that paintings. you will discover useful making plans recommendation, case reports of profitable courses, and a bunch of implementation assets. Livingston updates this re-creation with chapters on 1-to-1 management, pill computers, and the shift towards learner-centric academic environments. additionally integrated within the re-creation is a convenient source mapping the hot internet 2.0 instruments to varied topic parts. <> compliment for the 1st edition:
The Arizona division of schooling recommends 1-to-1 studying: computer courses That paintings for its colleges, mentioning, 'This publication will provide major assist in making plans and utilizing laptops in a school 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 machine courses within the classroom.'
'Livingston offers an prepared, thorough, readable, and lifelike advisor for faculties contemplating the implementation of 1-to-1 computing.'
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The overseas Society for know-how in schooling (ISTE) is the relied on resource for pro improvement, wisdom new release, advocacy and management for innovation. ISTE is the foremost club organization for educators and schooling leaders engaged in enhancing educating and studying via advancing the potent use of know-how in PK-12 and instructor schooling. domestic of the nationwide academic expertise criteria (NETS), the heart for utilized study in academic expertise (CARET), and ISTE's annual convention (formerly often called the nationwide academic Computing convention, or NECC), ISTE represents greater than 100,000 pros all over the world. We aid our individuals with details, networking possibilities, and counsel as they face the problem of remodeling schooling.
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-Educational know-how for fogeys
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Thanks to the technical support staff’s skills and their genuine desire to help, the school has had relatively little difficulty integrating laptops into the daily routine. Tech staff members are always available via walkie-talkies and are quick to come to the aid of teachers and students when failures or problems occur. Tech staffers have also helped resolve bigger issues, such as the difficulties experienced in 2002 when a wireless network was installed. The initial placement of wireless access points around the school wasn’t always the best; there were dead zones in some areas and signal interference in others.
Next came laptops on a rolling cart. Diebold requested and received special hardware and software to collect data for seventh- and eighth-grade science labs. The result was higher quality lab reports, which took less time for students to complete and teachers to assess. indd 32 1-to-1 Learning Laptop Programs That Work 5/8/09 10:37:43 AM The Peck School Chapter 1 Whereas 90% of lab time had formerly been spent on mechanics and paperwork and only 10% on working with students to deepen their conceptual approach to assignments, Diebold now found he could spend “a bigger percentage of time on teaching students how to think like scientists and less time on the mechanics of the process” (personal interview, October 6, 2005).
A second type brought teachers together to learn with a self-guided handout, with the tech trainer circulating to answer questions and fix glitches. The third approach was entirely do-it-yourself. These different training methods were supplemented and reinforced at regular faculty meetings. Teacher projects and technology successes were showcased, and teachers were able to ask questions and learn from one another. indd 31 31 5/8/09 10:37:42 AM Part 1 1-to-1 Programs that work A commitment to just-in-time learning and just-in-time technical support was part of the plan from the beginning.
1-to-1 Learning, Laptop Programs That Work by Pamela Livingston