Some of you have noticed that CASTLE has a new blog: 1to1 Schools. We’re excited about this new venture, which is meant to highlight news, stories, videos, and other resources related to elementary and secondary 1:1 laptop programs.
1to1 Schools is a group blog. For example, check out Nick Sauers’ series on using John Kotter’s 8–stage change process as a model framework for schools that are considering 1:1. Or his post on banning boredom, not laptops. Nick and I also have been on the road with our Flip camcorders, making videos of educators who are involved in laptop programs (see, e.g., our chats with Wynn Draper-Bryant and Marge Beatty).
Pamela Livingston, author of 1-to-1 Learning: Laptop Programs That Work, recently had two posts about an international survey of students in 1:1 programs:
She also wrote recently about how laptops are NOT for listening.
Blair Peterson, another occasional contributor, has noted that we should be prepared for the expected opposition to laptop programs.
The blog is a work in progress - and like many new blogs we’re still working on finding our voice - so if you have suggestions. If you’d like to be a contributor (or know someone else who’d be a good writer for us) please let us know that too.
Way to go Nick and Scott. Already have it on my Google Reader. Looking forward to more progressive thinking about 1 to 1 programs. Thanks
What a great idea! We have a 1:1 Tablet PC program in grades 7-12 (hoping to extend it to 5th and 6th next year) and engaging in topics related to 1:1 is important and valuable. I’m looking forward to reading/learning in this new space.