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Are you looking for research on 1 to 1 initiatives?

Cross posted on 1 to 1 Schools

I’m certainly glad that I follow Chris Smith from Shambles on Twitter because I recently found the New South Wales (NSW) One-to-One Computers in Schools 2010 Literature Review through him. The timing was perfect because our school community is ready to look at research on the topic. The review focuses on Student Achievement, Professional Learning and Laptop Pedagogy, Leadership and Technology Integration, Technical problems and support, and Computers at home. I don’t want to ruin this excellent learning experience for you, but they identified the key implications as,

  • One-to-one laptop programs can bring about improvements to student learning
  • Improvements in student achievement are related to laptop use
  • Professional learning is essential for successful integration
  • A shift from a focus on technology proficiency to laptop pedagogy needs to take place
  • Teacher pedagogical beliefs largely determine the degree and type of integration that occurs in the classroom
  • Professional learning  must include processes by which teachers regularly discuss their pedagogical and educational values
  • Teachers need time for discussion and the sharing of ideas/resources
  • Leadership is crucial for successful integration
  • School leaders must build a shared vision, keep the focus on that vision, lead the planning, provide time for collaboration and discussion and provide appropriate and timely professional learning for teachers
  • Leaders must foster a collaborative and supportive school culture
  • Distributed leadership and a whole school approach are most effective
  • Sufficient technology support is crucial for the success of a one-to-one laptop program
  • Technology support needs do not diminish as the program matures

You can learn more about the Digital Education Revolution in NSW at their site.

How will you use this rich information to support your 1 to 1 initiative?

 

Assessing your 1:1 Initiative: Sharing Teacher and Student Surveys from Graded – The American School of Sao Paulo, Brazil

This is cross posted at 1to1SchoolsNet

In November, I wrote about “Periodic Dipsticking” to assess a 1:1 initiative. Graded – The American School of Sao Paulo, Brazil, is doing just that as they pilot a one to one laptop program in their sixth grade. The team used a variety of sources to develop teacher and student surveys to meet their needs and the data from these surveys will help them assess how the initiative is going and drive future planning. Hopefully these examples will provide you with ideas on how to assess your program.

Sources

Bebell, Damian. “Technology Promoting Student Excellence: An Investigation of the First Year of 1:1 Computing in New Hampshire Middle Schools.” Thesis. Boston College, 2005

Dalgarno, Nancy Jane. “Compulsory Laptop Programs: Teacher’s Responses to the Adoption and Implementation Process.” Thesis. Ontario, Canada, Queen’s University, 2009.
The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, North Carolina 1:1 Learning Collaborative

Grimes, Douglas, and Mark Warschauer. “Learning with Laptop: A Multi-Method Case Study.” J. Educational Computing Research 38.3 (2008): 305-32.

Sources
Bebell, Damian. “Technology Promoting Student Excellence: An Investigation of the First Year of 1:1 Computing in New Hampshire Middle Schools.” Thesis. Boston College, 2005

Grimes, Douglas, and Mark Warschauer. “Learning with Laptop: A Multi-Method Case Study.” J. Educational Computing Research 38.3 (2008): 305-32.

Lee, Talisha H., Dewey G. Cornell, and Joanna C. M. Cole. “Concurrent Validity of the Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire.” Virginia Youth Violence Project 2001. March 2010 <http://youthviolence.edschool.virginia.edu/pdf/2006-APA-concurrent-validity-of-the-olweus-bully-victim-questionnaire.pdf>

Livingstone, Pamela. “One-to-One: The Student View”. March 2010. <http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=pqizg5fIDTBgGGGP2XSJmNw&hl=en>