Washington, D.C.–The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) has published "1-to-1 Learning: Laptop Programs That Work," a comprehensive guide for planning, implementing and managing successful laptop programs in the classroom.
When every student has a laptop or handheld computer, it opens a whole new world of instructional possibility. More than just tools, laptops offer immediate access to search engines, spreadsheets and online databases. This access gives students more time to synthesize, analyze and evaluate–developing the higher-order thinking skills necessary for success in education, work and life. "1-to-1 Learning" compiles practical how-to information for initiating laptop programs, as well as experiences, strategies and lessons from pioneers in one-to-one laptop projects.
"1-to-1 Learning" offers suggestions for:
* Forming an effective and inclusive planning committee
* Choosing hardware and software that integrates well with existing systems
* Selecting the most cost-effective purchasing, support and funding options
* Anticipating and overcoming logistical challenges
* Planning professional development activities that encourage teacher buy-in.
"1-to-1 Learning" is intended for grade 6-12 teachers, technology coordinators, curriculum developers, teacher educators, site planners, and district administrators. It may be purchased online for $31.95 for ISTE members and $34.95 for nonmembers.
More information about the book as well as a free downloadable excerpt and the table of contents are available at http://www.iste.org/store.
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the trusted source for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy, and leadership for innovation. A nonprofit membership organization, ISTE provides leadership and service to improve teaching, learning, and school leadership by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. Home of the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), the Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET), and the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), ISTE represents more than 85,000 professionals worldwide. We support our members with information, networking opportunities, and guidance as they face the challenge of transforming education.
Visit www.iste.org or call (800) 336-5191 to learn more about ISTE and its new initiatives — including the next generation of NETS for Students, Teachers, and Administrators.
ISTE® is the registered trademark of International Society for Technology in Education.
About the Author
Pamela Livingston has been an educator and administrator at independent schools for 13 years. Previously, she worked in corporate America, including managing computer projects at Pan American World Airways and Chemical Bank; designing and managing product tests for PC Magazine Labs as their first woman project leader; serving as technical editor for PC Sources Magazine; and installing networks in law firms for a systems integrator.
Livingston has written for Learning & Leading with Technology, PC Magazine and The New York Law Journal. She´s a frequent speaker at educational technology conferences, including NECC, the Irving Texas One-to-One Symposium, Germantown Academy, edACCESS, NJAIS, ADVIS, Haverford Public Schools and Lausanne´s Laptop Institute. She holds a bachelor´s degree in computer systems and a master´s degree in education and technology.