Rethinking Laptop Bans (AGAIN) and Note Taking

ProfHacker

Annually, we go through the outrage cycle around laptop bans. Student Erynn Brook took to Twitter to speak about her own experience as a student with ADHD and how she uses her laptop. Here are some highlights: If I’m on my laptop in class I have the following things going on: 1.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

In the News: On the Nevada Ready 21 1:1 Laptop Program

Doug Levin

Blog In the News News 1:1 Education Week evaluation laptop program researchAs quoted in: Schwartz, Sarah. Nevada Recommits Funding for State 1-to-1 Program.” Education Week. 21 September 2017. “While those sound like common-sense steps for folks who are deploying 1-to-1 programs in schools, the history of ed tech is littered with examples of those common sense steps not being taken,” said Doug Levin, the founder and CEO of EdTech Strategies, a consulting firm, in an interview.

In the News: On the Nevada Ready 21 1:1 Laptop Program

Doug Levin

Blog In the News News 1:1 Education Week evaluation laptop program researchAs quoted in: Schwartz, Sarah. Nevada Recommits Funding for State 1-to-1 Program.” Education Week. 21 September 2017. “While those sound like common-sense steps for folks who are deploying 1-to-1 programs in schools, the history of ed tech is littered with examples of those common sense steps not being taken,” said Doug Levin, the founder and CEO of EdTech Strategies, a consulting firm, in an interview.

zSpace Unveils World’s First AR/VR Laptop

techlearning

CHICAGO – June 25, 2018 – According to a national study by , schools with one-to-one laptop environments show higher levels of academic achievement. Now with today’s launch of the world’s first augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) laptop from Silicon Valley company, zSpace Inc.,

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.

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

MindShift

“Beyond being distracting, students also use phones/laptops/devices as objects to hide behind to avoid participating in class or interacting with their peers.” What you’re really talking about when you talk about laptop bans, says Jesse Stommel, is student freedom.

Acer launches no risk laptop seed program

eSchool News

Digital Learning and Tools Mobile Learning News Top News administration best black chrome classrooms cloud Curriculum Education free K-12 laptop school schools solutions statesK-12 schools can test cloud-based Windows or Chrome OS products for free, with no obligation to purchase.

Laptop Ban? Things You Can Do With Just a Smartphone

ProfHacker

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.

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.

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. Mao said focusing only on the cost of an individual laptop is like buying a car without factoring in the cost for insurance and gas.

The Google Cr-48 Laptop. A Review.

The Web20Classroom

Not expecting anything (and not noticing and weird markings or wires) I immediately opened the box to find a brand new Google Chrome Cr-48 Laptop. Here is a short video about how ChromeOS and the laptop work. Not a netbook and not a laptop either. Yep, I am one of the lucky ones.

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.

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.

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.

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.

169 Tech Tip #101: The Laptop Internet Button

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s tip: #101–the Laptop Internet Button. Q: My internet stopped working on my laptop. A: Make sure the laptop button that allows connection (on some laptops) to the internet is on.

#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.

Do one-to-one laptop programs improve learning?

eSchool News

A Michigan State University study found surprising results when researchers analyzed laptop programs. Students who receive a laptop computer from their school tend to see a noticeable increase in academic achievement, a Michigan State University study reveals.

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

Lenovo’s big updates to laptop and tablet lines

eSchool News

At the CES show in Las Vegas this week, Lenovo has introduced new upgrades to its laptop and tablet lines, adding faster speeds, new accessories, and lighter weights for a number of its product lines, such as ThinkPad tablets, its YOGA laptop-tablet hybrid, and ideapad laptops.

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.

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.

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 […].

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

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.

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.

How to Keep Your Laptop from Overusing Bandwidth on the Road

ProfHacker

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

A Laptop for All Teachers

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

A laptop for all teachers is certainly a cool tool. In order to provide every teacher with a cost-efficient laptop, we made the switch from Mac to PC. Teachers attending Dell Training Sessions throughout the summer were asked What do you like about your new laptop?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.