The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has published "1-to-1 Learning: Laptop Programs That Work," a comprehensive guide for planning, implementing, and managing successful laptop programs in the classroom.
When every student has a laptop or handheld computer, it opens a whole new world of instructional possibility, the ISTE announcement notes. Laptops offer immediate access to search engines, spreadsheets, and online databases. This access gives students more time to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate - developing the higher-order thinking skills necessary for success in education, work, and life. "1-to-1 Learning" compiles practical how-to information for initiating laptop programs, as well as experiences, strategies, and lessons from pioneers in one-to-one laptop projects.
"1-to-1 Learning" offers suggestions for:
* Forming an effective and inclusive planning committee
* Choosing hardware and software that integrates well with existing systems
* Selecting the most cost-effective purchasing, support and funding options
* Anticipating and overcoming logistical challenges
* Planning professional development activities that encourage teacher buy-in.
"1-to-1 Learning" is intended for grade 6-12 teachers, technology coordinators, curriculum developers, teacher educators, site planners, and district administrators. It may be purchased online for $31.95 for ISTE members and $34.95 for nonmembers.
More information about the book as well as a free downloadable excerpt and the table of contents are available at http://www.iste.org/store.
Source: The International Society for Technology in Education, http://www.iste.org/