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One to One Netbook Program : 

One to One Netbook Program Join us on this journey to better prepare your students for their future… It is really not about the laptops. It’s about what the 1:1 laptops enable in terms of new ways of teaching and learning.

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Initially, this is what we thought a 1:1 program would look like, we were concerned…

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But this is what we now See as a 1:1 classroom

Common concerns and considerations : 

Common concerns and considerations But what about handwriting and working with pencils, using blocks to count and playing with other kids? How much will it cost? Why can’t I bring my own laptop to school? What if the netbook gets lost or broken? Can I use it on my Internet at home?

Changes in teaching & Learning : 

Changes in teaching & Learning “Unlimited” access to distant experts, collaboration, mentors, communities of practice, shared virtual environments Ubiquitous 1-to-1 computing: Wireless devices infusing resources from the real world..smart objects; intelligent contexts

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But…. Why not just stick with Desktop Computers?

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If we can google it, should we teach it? Imagine a world in which every single person is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. We are there now! Wikipedia is now considered more accurate that the Encyclopedia Britannica!

What the research tells us… : 

Students: · write more extensively with improved quality · have increased engagement in learning · are more interested in learning · focus on improving their performance · work collaboratively, as they are more willing to share their work and help each other · engage more in self-directed learning · have greater self confidence and self esteem · have greater ICT skills · improve their research skills · are more enthusiastic and have fun learning · improve problem solving and critical thinking skills · are engaged in more project-based work · enjoy learning actively. What the research tells us…

What the research also tells us… : 

Baldwin (1999) … students reported spending less time watching television and more time on homework. Substantially more time is spent on science and mathematics knowledge deepening in comparison to what has been found in studies that focus on non-1:1 laptop settings (Ravitz, Wong, & Becker, 1999; Russell, O’Brien,Bebell, & O’Dwyer, 2003). What the research also tells us…

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The unconnected classroom / learner during school time occasional expert visits teachers school community occasional class excursions school library mobiles, phones, fax machines, TV, video snail mail Traditional Classroom Practice…. the disconnected learner

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writers Primary sources experts organisations people’s experience collective thinking peers original artefacts and documents mobiles, phones, WAP, VOIP, PDAs, tablets, desktop, laptop, future technologies MOO chat forum wikis blogs LMS CMS podcast data/tele/video conferencing messaging email & listservs video cast/streaming webcasts meeting tools web authoring Secondary sources websites learning communities all teachers Unis/Colleges world libraries and museums digital repositories RSS feeds speakers any school The connected learner any where ~ any time ~ in time common interest groups networks commercial companies world news collaborative projects action learning groups global groups online learning learning objects world events original photos, images, video, audio original works Carr 2006

Join the Program!Contribution from Families : 

Join the Program!Contribution from Families Rent a netbook over 3 years

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3 Agreements to sign!

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…..will be provided to families who are experiencing financial hardship Financial Assistance

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Lenovo x100e Ultra mobile PC 11.6" Screen 4-5 Hour Battery Life Carry Case Charger

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Edustar Image – included software (worth approx $5000) Customised to meet your students’ needs

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Edustar Image

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Edustar Image

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Edustar Image

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3 Year Accidental Damage Warranty – Next Business Day, On-site warranty 3 Year Total Loss Insurance – On School Grounds Woops!

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Access to Internet and LPS purchased software at school

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Teacher support in Cyber-Safe use of technology “It’s an opportunity to learn safely how to operate and participate in the online world something us parents often lack the knowledge, skills and time to teach.” An LPS Parent after our first 1:1 Parent meeting

Your obligations : 

Your obligations Sign the User Agreement, Lease Agreement and Acceptable Use Agreement Accept the school’s conditions that for the first month of school the Netbooks will be stored at school. Agree to pay 12 payments, each in advance (last week of each term) Agree to the terms of the warranty, that accidental damage is covered, non-accidental damage is not! Commit to charging the Netbook each night at home and ensuring it is brought to school each day. Ensure the Netbook is stored in its case whenever it is being carried. Your student agrees to the Acceptable use policy You agree to monitor their use at home.

What Next? : 

What Next? Take Home and Read 3 Agreements: User Agreement RentalAgreement Aceeptable Computer Use Agreement Return the agreements with the first rental payment…

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The number one benefit of information technology is that it EMPOWERS people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be Productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.Steve Ballmer

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