One-To-One laptop program

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One-To-One laptop program Gina Lopez Azusa Pacific University :

One-To-One laptop program Gina Lopez Azusa Pacific University Dr. Block EDCO 549 July 18, 2011

Introduction Slide 1: “One of the major challenges that educational institutions face today is to prepare students for the 21st century global workplace” (Chandrasekhar, 2009, p. 13). :

Introduction Slide 1: “One of the major challenges that educational institutions face today is to prepare students for the 21 st century global workplace” (Chandrasekhar, 2009, p. 13). One to One Laptop programs provide students with individual laptops in addition to their existing curriculum in an effort to equip students for the advancing 21 st century and provide them with necessary computer technology skills. The program gives students unlimited access to their education 24/7 Every program is different and is most effective when the entire school or even district that is implementing the program is all on the same page regarding the way the program will operate.

Description:

Description There is no concrete definition of One to One Lap Top Programs. In simple terms, it means that students are given laptops as part of their education. However, implementing the process is anything but simple. In most cases, the laptops are Apple, MacBooks . For those that are PCs, Microsoft Word is most often used. Educational programs that students use on their laptops include problem solving activities and various online activities appropriate per grade level. For example, Microsoft’s Anytime Anywhere Learning program is a comprehensive One to One Laptop computer program that includes teacher training, hardware, content and support for implementing this type of program.

Description Cont.:

Description Cont. The implementation and programs chosen for the laptops depends on the school or district. It is important that in the execution of the One to One Laptop programs that teachers receive training AND that the entire school and/ or district creates a concrete plan for laptops regarding programs and what educators will emphasize with their new access to technology.

Population Best Designed For:

Population Best Designed For One to One Laptop programs are designed for the K-12 student population.

How Is It Useful? Students::

How Is It Useful? Students: “The workplace of the future will require core skills that include sifting through a plethora of information, something that becomes possible only when students immerse themselves in the process of interacting with information and directing their own learning” ( Dede , 2003, as cited in Chandasekhar , 2009, p. 1). Studies have shown the following when schools implement One to One Laptop programs: Attendance rates improve Parent involvement improves Discipline rates decline Increased student engagement and achievement Increase in reading and writing skills 24/7 access to schoolwork Increase student motivation Increase in technological skills and technology education

How Is It Useful? Teachers::

How Is It Useful? Teachers: Teachers have a very important role in the implementation of One-to-One laptop programs. They must structure their curriculum around incorporating laptops and supplemental computer programs Adjusting to a One-to-One Laptop program takes a lot of time and patience on the part of a teacher. However, once this achieved, the students’ benefits influence the ease and success of the teacher’s teaching practices and classroom instruction. For example, less discipline results in less time taken away from instruction. In addition, more parent involvement creates additional support for teachers who have many students. Because most of the instruction uses online programs or processes that involve email, there is less paperwork for teachers. In turn, this allows more time for class instruction.

Contributions :

Contributions Technologically advanced learning environment. Equip students with the computer skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in the 21 st century. Economically sound- less use of paper and other academic supplies that can on the environment.

Future Implications:

Future Implications The idea behind One-to-One Laptop programs is to give students the opportunity to be educated in a technologically advanced environment which allows students to grow and develop with methods that meet the advancements of the 21 st century. However, there are other issues to consider. Cost is a concern for many schools who have implemented the program and who wish to implement the program. Costs include not only the laptops (buying or leasing), but teacher training, insurance for all devices, computer programs and equipping classrooms for wireless internet access. Some educators say that this is worth the money that will be saved in educational paper supplies.

Future Implication Cont.:

Future Implication Cont. While there is research that has investigated One-to-One Laptop programs, there is not a lot of research. Research obtained for this presentation came from sources all stating that there is not significant research on One-to-One Laptop programs. Research provides studies of a few select schools, but the variables per school are different and the length of most of the studies do not reveal long-term results. Some studies are five months in length, which can be criticized as not a significant amount of time to determine the effectiveness of One-to-One Laptop programs.

Some Concerns for One-to-One Laptop Programs:

Some Concerns for One-to-One Laptop Programs Students will be distracted by continuous access to computers and the internet. For example, social networks such as Facebook and MySpace, will be at students’ fingertips 24/7. Internet safety- while internet safety settings and training should be implemented with every One-to-One Laptop program, this isn’t always the case. This could lead to a higher vulnerability for online predators and students viewing inappropriate sites.

Closing Thoughts “A successful program is continually evolving” (techlearning.com, 2012, p. 1). Part of this evolving process is teacher knowledge and implementation of One-to-One laptop programs. If teachers do not evolve with the process, then some say that the program will not be effective. :

Closing Thoughts “A successful program is continually evolving” (techlearning.com, 2012, p. 1). Part of this evolving process is teacher knowledge and implementation of One-to-One laptop programs. If teachers do not evolve with the process, then some say that the program will not be effective. One-to-One laptop programs involve a lot more than giving a laptop to every student. There needs to be a plan in place at the school or district level that involves training, a budget plan, and continual research of implementing this program. Student safety needs to be considered as well as how the risks compare to the benefits of implementing One-to-One laptop programs. One-to-One laptop programs should be unique to each school and reflect each school’s purpose and goals for its students. There are many ways to go about implementing a One-to-One laptop program. It can be done and many believe that it can be effective, but its success lies with those who implement it and not simply just giving students laptops.

References:

References Tech & Learning (2012). One-to-One laptop program: Planning for success. Program Development. Retrieved on January 15, 2012, from http://www.techlearning.com/article/47208 . Carter, K. (2001). Laptop lessons: Exploring the promise of one-to-one computing. Tech & Learning, 21(10), 38- 46. Chandrasekhar, V.S. (2009). Promoting 21 st century learning: A case study of the changing role of teachers in one-to-one laptop programs. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. UMI No. 3364982. O’Donovan, E. (2009). Are one-to-one laptop programs worth the investment? District Administration: Solutions for School District Management. Retrieved on January 15, 2012, from http://www.districtadministration.com/article/are-one-one-laptop-programs-worth-investment .

References cont.:

References cont. Stansbury , M. (2010). One-to-one computing programs only as effective as their teachers. E School News. Retrieved on January 15, 2012, from http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/02/16/11-programs-only-as-good-as-their-teachers/ . Microsoft News Center (2008). Microsoft and one laptop per child partner to deliver affordable computing to students worldwide. Microsoft News Center . Retrived on January 15, 2012, from http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/may08/05-15MSOLPCPR.mspx . Goodwin, B. (2011). One-to-one laptop programs are no silver bullet. Teaching Screenagers , 68(5), 78-79. Retrieved on January 15, 2012, from http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/feb11/vol68/num05/One-to-One_Laptop_Programs_Are_No_Silver_Bullet.aspx .

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