Tuesday, 13 November 2007

One-to-One Laptop Programs

There was a real buzz at the EARCOS Admin Conference about One-to-One Laptop Programs, many schools are either going that way or thinking of going that way. Also heard mentioned in many discussions was "Tablets". Quite a change from last year, Tablets now seem to have become accepted as having many advantages for schools.

One of the highlights of the conference was the informal panel discussion/forum "What's Happening Now in Educational Technology?" This is were administrators got to quiz Tech experts about where technology in education was going. The common response was: One-to-One

This is a video of my tablet presentation:

One of the videos I used in my presentation was a Toshiba video, which showed how one school had piloted a one-to-one tablet program.

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Mr Harrington said...

Fascinating and inspiring presentation :-) Thank You for posting it. I am the online workshop coordinator at the IB based in Cardiff and had a meeting with Malcolm Nicolson recently, he was telling me about the developments at NIST.
I would be interested to hear more about how teachers have had to change their methods of teaching/pedagogy in a one to one tablet environment.
Paul Harrington

Paul White said...

Once students have access to online resources before and during a class, then the teacher does to have to spend time delivering information. Teachers use their class wiki as the primary communication tool with the students. Work is set and submitted online, with email notifications both ways that updates have been made. Students can use their computers to access multimedia resources such as videos and audio files as well as online subscriptions such as global newsbank, through the virtual library. Class discussions can happen online, before during and after the class: Communication; Collaboration;

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