Three Laptop Charging Cart Challenges and How to Solve Them

EdTech Magazine

Devices could be brought to classrooms when tech-savvy teachers had online lessons for students. Schools might have had enough laptops for one class. Frequently, they are used as charging stations for laptops and tablets.

9 of the Best Laptop Backpacks for Students

Fractus Learning

Students are transporting a variety of tech with them each day, and this can include laptops. Rather than just shoving a laptop into an ordinary book bag, laptop backpacks can help to make carrying a laptop more convenient, and hopefully a little safer. Classroom College

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Old, Slow Laptops Are Sabotaging College Student Success

Edsurge

But pandemic-era facilities shutdowns foreclosed that option, leaving students to make do as best they could with old desktop computers, affordable-but-low-powered laptops or even cellphones. But for some students, a new or even newish laptop is a luxury they can’t afford.

169 Tech Tip #101: The Laptop Internet Button

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: #101–the Laptop Internet Button. Q: My internet stopped working on my laptop.

Study: One-to-One Laptop Programs Improve Student Learning

Doug Levin

Newly published, peer-reviewed research out of Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine suggests that one-to-one laptop programs improve student academic achievement in K-12 classrooms. Learning in one-to-one laptop environments: A meta-analysis and research synthesis. While literature reviews and research syntheses have been conducted previously on laptop programs, this meta-analytic study is the first ever on this topic.

A Popular Study Found That Taking Notes By Hand Is Better Than By Laptop. But Is It?

Edsurge

A 2014 research study with a catchy title is often pointed to by those who worry that technology is having unexpected downsides in the classroom. And it fit with the hunches of many “laptop skeptics,” says Michelle D.

Teaching on Laptops and Digital Whiteboard Might Not Be as Different as You Think. 

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Thus, ViewSonic brought out a complete solution that successfully creates a virtual classroom for everyone. Whiteboard for Windows is available on both laptop and ViewBoard (ViewSonic’s interactive flat panel). We recommend planning lessons on a laptop.

Stop asking whether laptops improve learning outcomes

eSchool News

It’s a question we hear all too often—from parents, technology critics, and, of course, the news media: Do those pricey laptops schools buy actually improve academic results? Laptops by themselves change little. Introducing laptops while not changing the teaching and learning paradigm is of little use, and may even produce negative academic outcomes. Is it simply because laptops are a visible component and thus are easy to measure? Degree of change in the classroom.

Laptops are Great, Even During Lecture or Meetings

CUE

The New York Times recently ran an article by Susan Dynarski, a professor of education, public policy, and economics at the University of Michigan in which she argued against the use of laptops and other such technological tools in classrooms. As such, our methods are different, as are our classrooms. The conclusions I reach that differ from hers may differ simply because our classrooms are so distant from each other. The Laptop Generation is coming.

Acer launches no risk laptop seed program

eSchool News

Education has changed rapidly over the last decade, as schools have been working diligently to integrate technology across their curriculum, into their classrooms, and throughout administration to improve the education of students,” said Richard Black, vice president, marketing communications, Acer America. Digital Learning and Tools Mobile Learning News Top News administration best black chrome classrooms cloud Curriculum Education free K-12 laptop school schools solutions states

Microsoft Announces New Laptops and OS Perfect for 21st-Century Students

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Windows 10 S, Surface Laptop and other updates are coming to classrooms in the fall. Hardware Software

Here’s why digital math tools are a must-have

eSchool News

As a teacher, I saw how much time it took to search for and learn about new classroom tech. During this time, I worked on a program that put a laptop into the hands of every student. But with digital tools, teachers can “flip” the classroom.

Maine’s Statewide Laptop Program Boosts Tech Access, but Digital Divide Persists

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Classroom computers can’t boost student outcomes if educators don’t know how to use them innovatively. Classroom Digital Content Hardware Notebooks

This software turns old laptops into new Chromebooks

eSchool News

Using device-agnostic software called Neverware, districts are breathing new life into old laptops. When Waller Independent School District of Waller, Texas, decided to start upgrading its laptops and desktops to Windows 7 in 2014, the district had one big concern: time. After years of using Chromebooks alongside its traditional laptops, school leaders were anticipating lightning-fast boot up times from their new investments.

Note Taking in Lectures: Laptops or Longhand?

Leadership Lounge

A recent New York Times article, Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting , resumed the debate over whether laptops and other digital devices should be banned from classrooms, and if students should only be allowed to take lecture notes longhand and on paper. And she extends her case against laptops to include high school classrooms, as well as workplace meetings. Is banning laptops in classrooms the best solution?

Why one Mississippi district ditched textbooks for laptops

The Hechinger Report

Districts across Mississippi, like Greenville and Columbus, have adopted technology programs in classrooms. He used that money to buy enough laptops and iPads for every high school student to have their own device, and for every elementary and middle school student to have access to a device in their classroom. He organized professional development for teachers and provided coaches to help teachers learn about and roll out technology in classrooms.

The learning experience is different in schools that assign laptops, a survey finds

The Hechinger Report

More than twice as many principals in 2017 said students in their schools were assigned some type of mobile device, like a laptop or tablet, than in 2015. So what does that mean for classrooms? High schoolers assigned a laptop or a Chromebook were more likely to take notes in class, do internet research, create documents to share, collaborate with their peers on projects, check their grades and get reminders about tests or homework due dates.

#ThrowbackThursday - One Laptop Per Child

The Innovative Educator

Today we''ll look at The Innovative Educator''s early coverage of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC). Written : April 4, 2008 Topic : Low cost laptops Background : With the advent of these low-cost learning tools, teaching in a one-to-one environment will become more and more prevalent. Who might be interested : Anyone who is using low cost laptops who is interested in how they came into being. Reader question : How have low cost laptops changed what happens where you work?

From legal pad to your laptop — instantly, wirelessly & in real-time with @Wacom’s Bamboo Slate #edtech #flipclass #remotelearning

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wireless whiteboarding in the classroom handwriting ? If you want to see more about how I use the Wacom Bamboo Slate in my classroom, you can catch me in action below! Years back, I wrote a blog on Using @Wacom’s #BambooSlate, @zoom_us, & @SlackHQ to Teach Online.

Best Back-to-School Desktops and Laptops for 2019

techlearning

Explore the latest and greatest computer gear for the classroom, from Chromebooks to creative to gaming

Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?

NPR Learning and Tech

We asked teachers, professors, a psychiatrist and a technologist for their thoughts, and we heard a range of opinions on one of the most "weirdly divisive" issues in education. Image credit: Paige Vickers for NPR

Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?

MindShift

Should you ban these devices in the classroom? The letter cited a national survey that found two-thirds of K-12 teachers said the number of students who are negatively distracted by digital technologies in the classroom is growing. But the debate over devices in the classroom has many more perspectives. “Beyond being distracting, students also use phones/laptops/devices as objects to hide behind to avoid participating in class or interacting with their peers.”

Smartphones in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Luckily, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Andrew Carroll, former High School teacher, has a great analysis of the problem and discussion of solutions below: How to control smartphone usage in classroom? In a classroom, on average, children check on their phones 11 times a day. Text messaging between students, in a classroom, disturbs the atmosphere. It is a challenge for teachers to control and regulate the use of smartphones in a classroom.

Lenovo launches two new K-12 laptops

eSchool News

New N23 and N42 laptops are specifically designed for K-12 institutions. At its annual Accelerate Partner Forum , Lenovo announced two new N-series laptops designed specifically for K-12 institutions. Like the current Lenovo N22 models, the Lenovo N23 and N42 models are purposely designed for the K-12 market with ruggedized features including reinforced ports, stronger hinges, a spill-proof keyboard, and anti-peel keys to protect the system in the classroom.

Tech for 2018: 10 things worth trying this year

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech 1:1 classroom blended learning chromebooks digital learning edtech educational technology elearning g suite gafe Google Apps googleedu laptopsTech tool options continue to grow. There's a lot out there. Here are some new -- and familiar -- ones to try in 2018. Icons via TheNounProject.com)The joy of teaching in the 21st century is that there's so much available for teachers and students to use.Sadly, that's also the frightening, crippling thing about it.There's so […].

9 of the Best Laptop Cart Options For Schools

Fractus Learning

In today’s classroom landscape, laptops, chromebooks, and various tablets are a common educational tool. For a school that has its own technology that is distributed to students, a laptop cart is the best way to safely store and charge laptops. A laptop / chromebook cart should have a convenient way to store a number of devices and charge them simultaneously. Charging Cart Series: Laptop Cart Options For Schools.

Building classroom community in a digital space

eSchool News

Will they be able to feel that sense of belonging in a virtual classroom setting? This works so well for educators who are virtually teaching on a laptop or only have one monitor.

Laptops, Chromebooks or tablets? Deciding what’s best for the nation’s schools

The Hechinger Report

When school districts buy laptops for students to use in the classroom, the cost doesn’t stop at the price per device. There’s the cost of the warranty, professional development for teachers to learn how to incorporate the devices into their lesson plans and troubleshoot tech problems, repairs for inevitable damages and the price of software those laptops run. The post Laptops, Chromebooks or tablets?

Finally - Laptops More Affordable Than Back to School Supplies

The Innovative Educator

Coming this fall, a new innovation to replace the classroom 20th century pencil-and-paper technology! Laptops for all children. Neverware makes this possible with CloudReady , a new technology which turns almost any old laptop into a Chromebook with support to ensure the device works. Schools can become Google Apps for Education schools, with free email, word processing, presentation, spreadsheet drawing and more.

Streamlining Student Questions in a Concurrent Classroom

Catlin Tucker

One of the challenges teachers in concurrent classrooms face is feeling torn between the needs of students in two learning landscapes simultaneously. Although I framed this blog using the concurrent classroom as the context, these protocols are universally useful.

Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing ‘Summer Slide’

MindShift

Without the school computer, she wouldn’t have had her own laptop to work on. Some see distributing school laptops as a tool to extend learning during the summer and reduce the disparities between lower and higher income students. million mobile computers were sold for K-12 classrooms for a few hundred dollars. Letting students leave for break with their laptops in hand is not enough to cut back on inequality though, New York University professor Susan Neuman said.

What Devices are Used in the K-12 Classroom?

Kajeet

Today’s classroom is filled with technology, from more common tools like interactive white boards to emerging tech like augmented reality, not to mention tablets and laptops. But just how widespread is device use? Digital Learning Technology Insight MDM

Before You Buy That Laptop For Everyone…

The Principal of Change

Having a conversation with a school administrator, he shared his frustration with his district’s plan to buy the same laptop for every teacher in his school district. Providing them options and create spaces where they are more comfortable with the technology they use, will probably lead to more innovative practices in the classroom.

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

Classroom Design Then and Now. This classroom model worked well for centuries. Old-school classroom design supported the idea that teachers impart knowledge to students. One important adaptation is the shakeup of classroom design. Schools are creating classroom layouts that support successful 21 st century learning. A key to today’s classroom design is flexibility. The modular classroom. Starbucking the classroom. Classroom cribs.

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Creating a Classroom Routine for Online or Hybrid Learning Students

Waterford

One of the most effective ways to supercharge your students’ ability to learn, connect, and grow, all while managing your own workload, is to establish a routine in your classroom. But many classrooms look different this year. Some families may have multiple children sharing one laptop.