Best resource is Pamela Livingston book 1-to-1 Learning: Laptop Programs that Work
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Ready for 1:1? Check this list before you answer by Darcy Moore, Tech & Learning August 2009, p. 34-36
  • Search for more funding
  • Support professional development
  • Create a small, motivated team to do some thinking and make proposals to the whole staff
  • Create high expectations of, and from, the school leadership
  • Create procedures and protocols
  • Keep students in the loop
  • Advocate appropriate models of pedagogy and encourage staff to think differently about effective lesson formats
  • Keep the parents and community informed
  • Reflect

I believe we have to consider PLANNING in a couple of areas...

1. Infrastructure - Network, Images, Access Points, security, teaching
tools (Software), Hardware, Help Desk, etc, replacement(Life Cycle)

2. Human Resources - Teacher Training, Teacher Training, Teacher

3. Teacher and Student Access to Information and Digital Content-
Available Resources, open source([[@exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=|]], Curriki,
Wikipedia), web 2.0, multimedia collections (safari/united
streaming)learning platforms (Plato, Angel Learning, moodle), teacher
created resources (Podcast, videos, blogs, webpages, .ppt, worksheets),
ability to bypass filters

4. Student Learning - Academic Achievement, relevant and engaging
lessons, projects and assignments, project based learning, differentiation
(IEP and AP Students), 21st century skills.

5. Parent Training - Including Language, basic Computer literacy, safe
and responsible internet use, Search Strategies to support Curriculum

6. Support: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$, School Community Commitment, sustainability

My two cents!!!


EduPlatform™ 2009 Best Upgraded Product

Giovanni Paoli, M.Ed.
Educational Consultant
Dreyfous & Assoc.
Tel. 787 706-2700
Cel. 787-365-0054
Fax 787 789-2018

Publish student projects early on, bring in
visitors to see the possibilities in action (rather than just talk about them),
use students to share at community meetings, board meetings, in any way
possible. Students will push and promote the laptop's application in their
various courses much more effectively than an administrator forcing it upon an
unwilling teacher. Very few teachers are not in it 'for the kids.' Keeping
communication and community connections open is crucial. When the benefits
beyond the school building are apparent, patrons realize they can support
education and students realize it's not just about the grade at the end of the
unit. Collecting data is important, but more important is collecting stories.
Compile anecdotal evidence. Interview students. Publish projects that evolve
out of the students' opportunity to have 21st century access 24/7... as opposed
to purely test scores and teacher-driven assignments. This culture can
cultivate in an initiative where the learning is the focus, rather than the

Katie Morrow
Technology Integration Specialist
O'Neill Public Schools
O'Neill, Nebraska