Ths subject produced a lot more dialogue than I thought it would. Here are some research materials for those who are interested. Courtesy of Talbot County School System
Learn more about the value of technology in today’s education, what other school districts are doing with “One to One” computing and what the experts say by visiting a few of the sites listed below.
TCPS External Evaluation of One-to-One Laptop Initiative -Review the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Center for Technology in Education (CTE) initial evaluation of Talbot County Public School’s laptop program at:
Partnership for 21 – The leading advocacy organization infusing 21
eSchool News – Where K-12 education and technology meet. Review articles and reports relating to 1 to 1 computing at:
America’s Digital Schools 2006 – Learn about the landmark study conducted this spring that asks superintendents, curriculum directors, and technology directors the important questions about the future of ed tech as a learning tool:
Apple 1 to 1 Learning – Browse plenty of information about 1:1 programs:
Read The Metiri Group’s review and analysis, learn about the Maine Learning Technology Initiative and other school district and state programs, or watch educator-created videos of 1 to 1 learning in action.
techLearning.com – Laptop Computing – anywhere, anytime. Learn more by downloading the “1:1 Computing Guidebook” with free registration.
K-12 Computing Blueprint – This web site is a resource for education leaders and others interested in implementing one-to-one anytime, anywhere computing in K-12 education. View articles or download reports (requires free registration).
National Education Technology Plan – Official site of the National Education Technology Plan for the U.S. Department of Education, the plan lays out a framework for transforming education. Browse success stories, action steps or the plan itself.
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) – Located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) – ISTE is dedicated to providing leadership and service to improve teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in K-12 education and teacher education.
Bill Gates Speech – National Education Summit on High Schools – Read what Bill Gates had to say regarding technology and education – find the entire speech on his take on the state of America’s high schools.