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From Dean Mantz, USD 405 Lyons (

Apple Inc. - An Overview: Implementing a successful 1 to 1 Learning Program.
Scholastic Administrator - Oct./Nov. 2007 Laptop Learning: One-to-One Gets Smart (p.24)
Technology & Learning - April 2007 The 1:1 Tsunami: Are you Ready?
District Administration - March 2007 Finding Funds for Student Laptops. (p.72)
EDTECH - Nov./Dec. 2007 Webinar One-to-One, International One-to-One
Good intro. to why the one-to-one initiative is the way to go. is a site your teachers will need. It is not really research although some of that is there, but it has great resources. Email me if you need more info. Judy Beam

From John Stainbrook, Tech. Dir., Anthony Elementary
Using Technology to Improve Student Achievement:
The Impact of Technology on Learning:
Technology Supports Imroved Student Learning and Achievement:

"Growing Up Digital" by Don Tapscot is available for free if you have a Kansas Library Card

One to One Laptop Program

Fullerton School District

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works

By Howard Pitler, Matt Kuhn, Elizabeth R. Hubbell
Our district is using the 9 Marzano strategies as a researched based program thoughout the district. This book goes into detail with technology activities and ideas of integrating technology into the classroom using the 9 strategies.

Plurb One of the most effective ways to implement the research-based instructional strategies from Classroom Instruction That Works is to use them with educational technologies, such as word processing and spreadsheet applications, multimedia, data collection tools, communication software, and the Internet. This book shows you how and gives you hundreds of lesson-planning ideas and strategies for every grade level and subject. Discover new educational tools that support research-based instruction, and learn ways to use technologies you already know to * Create and use advance organizers and nonlinguistic representations * Help students take notes, summarize content, and make comparisons * Engage students in cooperative learning * Help students generate and test hypotheses * Support students in practicing new skills and doing homework * Reinforce students? efforts through formative assessment and feedback Getting this guide ensures you always know when to use educational technologies, which ones are best for a learning task, and how they help students use new learning strategies.

Chris Clark usd305

ENRICHING EDUCTAION Through Digital Sharing

The Great Debate: Effectiveness of Technology in Education by Patricia Deubel, Ph.D.

I sometimes wonder why there is debate on the effectiveness of technology in education. The whole point of a debate is to examine issues in such a way that decisions can be made. However, in this case, we can hardly say, "Remove all technology from education!" Or, "Don't add any more because we are not getting an adequate return on our current investment--technology is not improving the quality of education." What would we put in its place?

Got to the above cite for more info

Patty Ruzich Maize South Middle School COME VISIT US

Teacher Concerns during Initial Implementation of a One-to-One Laptop Initiative at the Middle School Level
Many schools are initiating projects that place laptop computers into the hands of each student and teacher in the school. These projects entail a great deal of planning and investment by all involved. The teachers in these schools are faced with significant challenges as they prepare for teaching in classrooms where every student has a computer. Using the Concerns-Based Adoption Model of change, this study investigated the concerns of teachers in the early stages of a one-to-one laptop initiative. The results of the study indicate that teachers fall into two relatively well-defined categories in terms of their concerns regarding the innovation. The majority of teachers have genuine concerns about how the introduction of laptop computers into the school environment will impact them personally. A lesser number have concerns about how they will be able to best use the laptops to meet the needs of the students. Implications for professional development include differentiating training based on teacher concerns, ensuring teachers have a voice in the process and are well-informed of decisions pertaining to the adoption, and implementation of the innovation. (Contains 5 figures and 4 tables.)
Good luck!
Anne Roach
USD440 Halstead/Bentley
They try to sell you on their Intel course, but good resource for rationale.

“Never Mind the Laptops: Kids, Computers, and the Transformation of Learning”
by Bob Johnstone (Author)
Haven’t read it, but the review sounds like it would be a good resource.
list of different schools, websites, and programs that use 1 to 1
Sage Advice: Relating to High Tech--Your students are growing up in a world immersed in high tech. You (most likely) didn’t. How do you relate?

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From Kelly Slaton, Tech Integration Specialist for Augusta Public Schools (USD 402) This paper is under "handouts" at It is very long, but it is the basis for, if not the verbatim text of, his keynote address at the T+L Conference in Nashville a few weeks ago. He discusses how the latest brain research shows that Digital Natives ARE different in the way their brains are programmed and, therefore, in the way their brains are stimulated.

1-1 Poll from Edutopia -