The New One-To-One - Tech Learning

The New One-To-One

My seven years in the educationtechnology space isn’t much compared to the experience of many (you know who you are).
Publish date:

My seven years in the education technology space isn’t much compared to the experience of many (you know who you are). But as I make plans to return this summer to Philadelphia, the scene of my first ISTE conference, in 2005, I feel old. I recall the same tired promises and arguments that have been bandied about year after year: a computer for every child! Tackle the digital divide! NCLB! (By the way, how’s that 2014 proficiency deadline looking?)

Image placeholder title

While plenty has changed since then, this nagging feeling that students remain unprepared as digital citizens has not. This sentiment is one of the reasons for the SchoolCIO Summit, a new event to be hosted by Tech&Learning in Trenton in September. We will be inviting a small group of visionary CIOs, superintendents, and other district leaders to join us to strategize about the most urgent topics facing school leaders today. We hope to refocus those redundant conversations by giving them a fresh perspective: instead of one-to-one, what about “always on access”? Instead of the digital divide, what about “high-tech vo-techs”? And NCLB? We might just leave that alone for the moment.

From this meeting we hope to create a manifesto of sorts—a list of precepts districts can use to reshape policy and disrupt the status quo. Before we meet in person this fall, we will be laying the groundwork at What do you feel are the most significant problems? How do you think that these problems could be tackled better? Join the conversation there.

Image placeholder title

Kevin Hogan
Editorial Director



The New One-to-One

One-to-one computing has moved away from one laptop for each lap to ... well ... a plethora of alternatives.

Image placeholder title

SCHOOL CIO: The New One-to-One

“For years, everyone saw the laptop as the magic bullet for integrating technology,” says Lewis Wynn, director of technology operations for Rockdale (TX) Independent School District.

The One-to-One Tsunami

from Technology & Learning It's on the horizon. Will you be ready? "Anytime, Anywhere Learning" was coined by Microsoft way back in 1995, yet despite exponential advances in technology and drastic price reductions, we're still falling sadly short of that dream 14 years later. That is, most of us are. From

One-to-One Computing and Classroom Management

from Educators' eZine If you spend some time observing the best, most-respected, teachers you will discover that one of their essential skills is good classroom management. Classroom management is essential if you want the students to learn. There is much literature and many theories on the topic. Gone are the

One-on-One Training

Tip: Over the course of several years, the staff development technology process in my district has evolved to the point of providing one-on-one training. I've developed some materials to move the process along; you can find them online. This includes links to pages to determine your learning style, and a worksheet

If you've seen one document camera...

Listen to the podcast Question: What criteria should we be looking at when comparing document cameras? The IT Guy says: For a technology that hardly existed a few years ago, document cameras have really gone through an amazing upgrade path very quickly. Here are a few things to consider as you compare

Image placeholder title

BYOD —One Year Later

SchoolCIO checked in with some of the schools and districts we know who’ve allowed students and teachers to bring in their own devices.

The One-to-One Movement

In this month's cover feature, "The One-to-One Tsunami", author Pamela Livingston details the state of one-to-one programs across the country. Perhaps of greatest note is the significant—yet still fairly quiet—evolution of this trend, which at one time seemed so far out of reach for all but the most

All in One Place

Tip: I believe people don’t make adequate use of Yahoo’s free services. Teachers can be so much more organized if they used some or all of the features in Yahoo: Yahoo E-mail — free space for Emails and files Yahoo Calendar — task, events, prioritize, and can use the option to email you when you