Summary of Research





Natick laptop bill dips into contingency fund


Overview of the 1:1 learning program in Natick, MA

Metrowest News

Natick Public Schools 1:1 presentation


1:1 Presentation by the Natick Schools Director of IT

Natick Public Schools

Dedham High: ‘One-to-one’ netbook program wires teens for success


Overview of the 1:1 learning program in Dedham, MA

Daily News

Beveryly HS, Beverly MA

February 2011

Starting 1 to 1 program in brand new high school. Went with all macbooks for ease of implementation - parent lease at roughly $24 per month. Purchase at end of lease for current value.  Supported stongly by

Wicked Local

6 Important Lessons from Maine’s Student Laptop Program

January 2011

It’s been 10 years since Maine implemented its initiative. As jobs and life increasingly involve computers, it’s clear that in order to remain relevant to students, schools will need to adopt more technology. Here are six lessons about doing so successfully, taken from Maine’s initiative.

Maine Initiative

Maine Laptop Program - Lessons in Implementation



eSchool News

One-to-One Staff Presentation (video)

February 2011

Presentation to the staff at Monarch High School (Boulder Valley School District) to become the first school in district with one-to-one. 

Teacher Tube

Survey Shows Broad Support for College and Career Readiness


Parent, teacher and business leaders respond to questionaire about the importance of college and career readiness skills for HS graduates. Business leaders were most interested in finding employees with teamwork and collaboration skills. 


Project RED: Key Findings

June 2010

Results reveal that one-to-one computing programs can have a big impact on achievement when properly implemented.

Project Red

Total Technology – How One Rural School District Has Taken One-to-One to New Heights

October 2010



St . Joseph 's Academy Case Study Interview with John Richarson (video)

October 2010

1 to 1 laptop program for last 12 years which places a laptop in the hands of every student. Use tablet notebook with multi-touch screen, skype with classes with other countries. Have all student-run help desk.  


Pennsylvania Shares Results from Classrooms for the Future Program

August 2010

The PA Department of Education reports on the impact of its four-year-old program to equip high school classrooms

PA Blueprint

North Carolina district uses computers to transform classrooms

December 2008

The middle school recently moved into a newly-renovated building and the tech department needed a bigger facility now that 4,000 of the district's students and staff have laptops for classroom use.

North Carolina

One-to-One in Ohio

November 2006

After more than 10 years, Cincinnati Country Day School´s pioneering one-to-one computing program is still going strong. However, now the computers in use are tablets instead of laptops

Tech Learning

Freedom To Learn Report: One-to-one teaching program increases student technology skills and motivation to learn

July 2006

An innovative school reform program that equips teachers and students with notebook PCs is increasing student motivation to learn as well as providing valuable technology skills

Enterprise Networks

A Complete Guide to One-to-One Computing in the K-12 Environment


Guildelines provided by the one-to-one institute. 

One to One Institute

Project Red - The Presentation

Project Red is a national research and advocacy group that believes there is the need to revolutionize the way the U.S. looks at technology as part of teaching and learning. They believe that technology can help us re-engineer our educational system. Through ongoing dedicated research of thousands of schools, Project Red is committed to conducting a national survey to analyze what’s working in technology-transformed schools and to show how technology can save money when properly implemented.This June 2010 presentation highlights their findings.
  • 1:1 works when properly implemented
  • Technology is an investment, not an expense
  • Leadership and vision are essential components
  • Technology assisted intervention classes Rank #1
  • Collaboration and Social Media are Important
  • Frequency of Technology Use is Important

Pascack Valley Regional - NSBA Conference 2011

Pascack Valley Regional School District in Montvale, New Jersey implemented 1:1 with their High School Students in 2004. This link highlights the 2011 NSBA (National School Boards Association) Conference and how this implementation has changed teaching and learning in their two High Schools. Key factors include:
  • A shared vision must be crafted by a leadership team that defines a 3-5 year implementation plan
  • Financial support needs to be a part of the team
  • TRUST is the key to building constituency support
  • Failure is not an option
  • Professional Development is a key factor in the success of the implementation
  • Students learn how to own their learning and move from digital consumers to digital producers
  • Students and parents must be held accountable
  • Goals must support the curriculum

Berkshire Wireless Learning Initiative

This final report examines the impacts of the Berkshire Wireless Learning Initiative (BWLI) a pilot program that provided 1:1 technology access to all students and teachers across five public and private middle schools in Western Massachusetts. Results include:
  • Enhanced Student Achievement
    • Higher-scoring and lengthier essays
    • 71% reported quality of work was improved
  • Improved Student Engagement
  • Fundamental Changes in Teaching Practices
  • Enhanced Student Research Skills and Collaboration

Maine 1:1 - 6 Lessons Learning - Ten Years of Research
  1. Treat technology as a tool, not a curriculum area
  2. Think differently about teaching
  3. Decide to do it, not pilot it
  4. Concentrate on current curriculum initiatives
  5. Support teachers as much as possible
  6. Make technology a part of teachers everyday language

Natick, MA
  • MAC Interface - OS X Servers (Retired)
  • FY12 - 8th Grade - Operating Budget 3 year lease ($270,000 / year)
  • FY13 - 9th-12th Grades - $2 million from New High School Budget
  • Media Magic Video Management
  • Dill Language Lab - Mobile
  • Moodle, moving to Google Apps
  • Visited Cupertino CA, Morrisville NC, Windham NH, Yarmouth ME
  •  50% of pilot teachers state delivery of curriculum in classes has changed
  • 50% say students have greater freedom of choice with regard to their individual learning style
  • student participation has improved:
    • traditional student 67%
    •  low performing/at risk students: 50% agree 
  • student behavior in class improved 50% agree for both the traditional and low performing student.
  • 67% Engagement/Interest Level in class of typical student improved.
  • 50% Ability to work independently improved
  • 50% Ability to retain content material improved