What's inside your laptop? Cool infographic

Educational Technology Guy

Laptops, among other technologies, are both cool and complicated. The infographic below helps people understand the basics of what is inside the laptop and how it works. educational technology infographics 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. Simply having students using laptops for learning is not enough.

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In the News: On the Future of Maine’s Laptop Program

Doug Levin

The post In the News: On the Future of Maine’s Laptop Program appeared first on EdTech Strategies. Blog News Policy 1:1 21st century skills Education Week laptop program Maine Learning Technology Initiative MLTI one-to-one programs personalized learningAs quoted in: Herold, Benjamin. Maine 1-to-1 Computing Initiative Under Microscope.” Education Week. 30 August 2016.

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.

Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program

NPR Learning and Tech

It was 15 years ago that Maine began the first, and still the only, statewide school laptop program. Experts worry that an attempt to bridge the digital divide might have widened it. Image credit: Eric Diotte for NPR

Why one Mississippi district ditched textbooks for laptops

The Hechinger Report

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.

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.

State offers laptops as trade-in for school iPads

eSchool News

Students, teachers cite increased game-playing on iPads and ask for laptops to use for educational purposes. Laptops and iPads ordered in 2013 can be returned for new and improved Apple MacBook Air laptops, which cost less than the Apple laptops three years ago.

Laptop Ban? Things You Can Do With Just a Smartphone


The laptop ban on this route came into effect shortly before my trip and it would have been really inconvenient for me to re-route. Productivity laptop ban smartphoneI recently had a conference in London, and I was flying I direct from Cairo.

Tablet, Laptop, or Both? Which Is Right for You?

The Innovative Educator

Laptops with real, not touchscreen, keyboards are better for producing, but while you can certainly read on them, it's not as pleasant an experience. The consumption benefits of a tablet, with the full power of a laptop. I love checking out new tech.

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.

Laptops Lead Back-To-School Tech Purchases

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Schools can prepare for an influx of new devices. Hardware Mobility Networking Notebooks Tablets

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

How to Keep Your Laptop from Overusing Bandwidth on the Road


A solution that’s really helpful is TripMode , which gives you app-by-app control over what gets to talk to the internet on your Mac or Windows laptop. Productivity Software laptops nice problems to have tripmode working on the road

#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.

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.

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


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.

Finally - Laptops More Affordable Than Back to School Supplies

The Innovative Educator

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. Coming this fall, a new innovation to replace the classroom 20th century pencil-and-paper technology! Schools can become Google Apps for Education schools, with free email, word processing, presentation, spreadsheet drawing and more.

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.

Giving Away 5 Acer Switch Alpha 12 2-in-1 Laptops Through Twitter. (Really.)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I’m partnering with Acer Education to give away 5 of their Switch Alpha 12 2-in-1 laptops. If you’re not familiar with the product, it’s a laptop that converts into a tablet with an adjustable display and full-sized keyboard to help you stay productive on the go.

6 Reasons the Intel 2 in 1 is the Perfect Fit for Effectively Designed Blended Learning Spaces #intelEdu2in1


Beyond the obvious: it’s a touch screen plus laptop, the suite of resources available are engaging and thought provoking. 2 in 1 blended learning classroom devices Intel Intel 2 in 1 Intel Education laptops for kids tablets for kids teaching

6 Reasons Why You Should Use 6 Laptops in Your Classroom

The Innovative Educator

I mean, what school would not want each of their students to have access to a personal laptop computer? Guest post by Bradley Lands | Cross posted at The Landscape of Learning The 1:1 student to computer ratio initiative is a great goal for schools to have.

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

I'm dreaming of a White laptop.

Learning with 'e's

My old laptop Keith (named after a Rolling Stone - he's very old and has seen better days, falling to pieces, but is still just about functioning), is just about to pop his clogs I fear. or, OMG that laptop must be almost as old as you! So it is time for a new laptop.

Back to School: 9 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.

Tech Tip #101: The Laptop Internet Button

Ask a Tech Teacher

Q: My internet stopped working on my laptop. A: First: Make sure the laptop button that allows connection to the internet is on. As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Everyone else’s in the house works, but mine won’t connect. What do I do?

New research answers whether technology is good or bad for learning

The Christensen Institute

To take a higher education example, when I was a student at the Harvard Business School, far fewer of us paid attention to the case discussion on the couple days at the end of the term when laptops were allowed, as we chose to instead chat online and coordinate evening plans. In that context, I would ban laptops, too. For years educators and scholars have debated whether technology aids learning or inhibits it.

Big Educational Laptop and Tablet Projects - Ten Countries to Learn From

P21 Blogazine

Recent headlines from places as diverse as Kenya and California are just two announcements among many which highlight the increasing speed and scale by which portable computing devices (laptops, tablets) are being rolled out in school systems all over the world.

iPad Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 4: First Impressions on the Tablets That May Replace Your Laptop

Reading By Example

My interest in this technology stems from the promise both companies make: This is the tablet that will replace your laptop. I could see either of these devices sliding easily into my laptop bag. But the tablet-as-a-laptop argument gives the advantage to Microsoft.

Implementing Mobile Devices With a Focus on Learning

A Principal's Reflections

1:1 laptop program BYOD mobile learning mobile learning devices Uncommon LearningThe following post is a modified excerpt from Uncommon Learning. Mobile learning provides enhanced collaboration among learners, access to information, and a deeper contextualization of learning.

It's Not a Technology Issue

A Principal's Reflections

1:1 laptop program BYOD Digital Leadership mobile learning mobile learning devicesTechnology still gets a bad rap in many education circles. Perception and lack of information influence the decision making process.

BYOD in the Classroom: Necessary or Nice?


Articles BYOD Bring Your Own Device laptops learning Matt Renwick smart phones tabletsHow can we judge the effectiveness of students bringing their own electronic devices to class?


Adobe Spark: Easily create and share videos, images, and newsletters

iLearn Technology

Tips: If you have laptops, the web version of Adobe Spark is best, otherwise download the app! What it is: Adobe Spark is a collection of fantastic (free!) creative tools available online or as an app download.

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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 […].

Asking the Right Questions About Mobile Learning

A Principal's Reflections

1:1 1:1 laptop program BYOD BYOT mobile learning mobile learning devicesAs of late I have been engaged in a great amount of work either assisting districts and schools as they begin to implement mobile learning ( 1:1, BYOD ) or helping them get their programs on track.

Working space as learning space

Learning with 'e's

It's important that I have all my resources to hand, including DVDs, maps, books, laptops, communication tools (note the Hub) and other technologies. Also in this sofa image you can see one of my many laptops - this one has no name, because it has no soul - it's a Chromebook.

#EDENchat: Which personal technologies?

Learning with 'e's

There are many personal technologies available, including smart phones , e-books and e-readers, games consoles and laptop computers. edenchat e-reader education Games console laptop computer learning mobile personal smartphone Technology

This is how your infrastructure should look before your next tech rollout

eSchool News

Reliable and suitable devices (laptop computers) for staff. Blended Learning internet IT Newsletter Mobile Learning Networking & Broadband blended learning flipped classroom IT leadership laptop one-to-one school IT

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Laptops are Great, Even During Lecture or Meetings


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. The Laptop Generation is coming.

“They’re getting their own laptop that they get to take home. They get to utilize it at home and in class. And you know, you can tell by the kids’ faces, they’re excited every day to come in.” – Kamil Kumar, USA

Daily Edventures

They’re getting their own laptop that they get to take home,” he says. The first year in any job is full of new experiences – some good, some challenging. For Kamil Kumar, a first-year middle school teach at George Komure Middle School in Manteca, California, it has been a whirl-wind.