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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

#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.

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

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.

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.

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

5 Ways Nearpod Transformed My Teaching

Class Tech Tips

Android Apps Assessment & LMS Chromebook ELA - Reading/Writing English Language Learners iPad Apps iPad/Laptop Use iPhone Apps Lesson Plans Math Reading & Writing ScannableTech & Virtual Reality Social Studies & Science

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Movie-Making on Chromebooks: Simple Steps for Getting Started

Class Tech Tips

Chromebook ELA - Reading/Writing iPad Apps iPad/Laptop UseToday I had the chance to lead a webinar for teachers for the fantastic team at SimpleK12.

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.

8 Tools to Create How-To Videos for Students

Class Tech Tips

Chromebook ELA - Reading/Writing iPad Apps iPad/Laptop Use iPhone AppsAre you empowering your students as creators? One of my favorite ways to set a purpose for learning is to have students show off what they’ve mastered. You can use technology tools to create how-to videos!

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Virtual Reality in the Classroom: Ripping Learning off the Page

Class Tech Tips

Chromebook ELA - Reading/Writing iPad/Laptop Use ScannableTech & Virtual Reality Social Studies & ScienceVirtual reality is a powerful, low-cost, easy-to-access resource for teachers.

24 Hour of Code Resources for Teachers and Schools

Class Tech Tips

Chromebook iPad Apps iPad/Laptop Use iPhone AppsDoes your school participate in the Hour of Code each December? Looking to integrate computer science into the school day all year long? Here are a handful of my favorite resources for computer science and coding.

6 Ways to Use Adobe Spark with Google Classroom

Class Tech Tips

Chromebook ELA - Reading/Writing English Language Learners iPad Apps iPad/Laptop Use iPhone AppsTomorrow I’m headed home from Barcelona where I gave the closing keynote at ITworldEdu.

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SMART Response 2 Formative Assessment Tool for Classrooms

Class Tech Tips

Assessment & LMS Chromebook iPad Apps iPad/Laptop Use iPhone AppsHow do you check for understanding in your classroom? It’s so important to gauge student understanding in the midst of a lesson.

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

Kleinspiration

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

“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.

8 Must-Have Websites and Apps for Science Reading Passages

Class Tech Tips

Chromebook iPad Apps iPad/Laptop Use iPhone Apps Social Studies & ScienceFinding high-interest, informational text is an important part of locating just right resources for your classroom.

9 Reading Response Apps and Websites

Class Tech Tips

Chromebook ELA - Reading/Writing iPad Apps iPad/Laptop UseA reading response provides teachers with lots of information on student understanding and sets a purpose for reading. It helps students make connections to what they’ve already read or experiences in their own life.

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Across Continents: A Stolen Laptop, An Ominous Email, And A Big Risk

NPR Learning and Tech

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8 How-To Tips to Energize Your Classroom with EdTech in 2017

Class Tech Tips

Android Apps ELA - Reading/Writing iPad Apps iPad/Laptop Use Lesson Plans Math ScannableTech & Virtual Reality Teacher ToolsThe new year is a natural time for us to reflect on our current practices and make plans for the future.

Apple Teacher Program: Self-Paced Learning and Badges

Class Tech Tips

iPad Apps iPad/Laptop Use Teacher ToolsThis has been a big week of Apple announcements! No matter how you feel about headphone jacks or the Apple Watch, teachers around the world are abuzz about the new announcements from Apple Education.

5 Must-Have Tech Tools for Formative Assessment

Class Tech Tips

Assessment & LMS Chromebook iPad Apps iPad/Laptop Use iPhone AppsIt’s so exciting to see the way that tech tools can transform the way “quick checks” take place in the classroom.

8 Dinosaur Apps and Websites for Students

Class Tech Tips

iPad Apps iPad/Laptop Use Social Studies & ScienceIt might be hard to imagine bringing a dinosaur into your classroom. With these online resources you won’t have to look too far to find the perfect app or website for your next unit of study.

How-To Use GarageBand in the Reading Classroom

Class Tech Tips

English Language Learners iPad Apps iPad/Laptop UseGarageBand isn’t just an app for music teachers! One of my favorite parts of diving into the Apple Teacher program is my new found love of Garageband. This Mac and iOS program is so powerful and has plenty of uses in the classroom.

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New to Computer Coding? Learn How To Teach Your Students

Class Tech Tips

iPad/Laptop UseYou might have noticed… I strongly believe that learning how to code is an essential skill for students. It doesn’t matter what type of career they choose to enter. Problem solving and critical thinking are critical skills for students.