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This site has been created for 1-to-1 educators and their students. 
 Laptop and tablet teachers will find resources here that will help them design and implement highly effective 1-to-1 classes.
School leaders will find resources here for designing their school 1-to-1 learning programs. 
What is 1-to-1 learning?
1-to-1 indicates that students use laptops or tablets (like iPads) as learning tools in school and at home.
 
Why should my school or district implement (or continue) 1-to-1 teaching and learning?
Because laptops and/or tablets, when used correctly in a rigorous and supportinve classroom, can provide opportunities for both teaching and learning that do not exist in any other setting.   Research results show the positive impact 1-to-1 has on both teachers and students, when implemented properly.
 
When students have these powerful learning tools available at all times, how does this change my classroom and instruction?
As educators continuously progress in understanding the
 
Where do I start?
Begin by articulating your beliefs about how your students learn.  A simple approach is to write your own unique 1-to-1 Pedagogy Statement.  Additional information for this task is available.
 
1-to-1 Pedagogy Statements:
 
"I believe that laptops and tablets are one of the most powerful and vital 'thinking and doing' tools available for my students.
 
As such, I will design and deliver lessons that focus on building content skills and knowledge, collaboration and communication skills, and creativity through a focus on standards and the use of relevant 21st century tools and resources.  I will provide opportunities for my students to apply what they learn to their lives in general.
 
At the same time, students will use their laptops and/or tablets daily to construct knoweldge, to communicate and collaborate with others, to create new projects, artifacts, and understandings, and to shre their learning with others.  They will use their 'thinking doing tools' to contribute to our classroom culture."
 
Example 2

I believe that all students are capable of learning, but that they have different learning styles and levels of maturity and engagement. I believe that hands-on, project-based and collaborative curriculum address these student differences better than other methods.

 

With this is mind, I will use laptops and software, interdisciplinary collaboration, field experiences, and authentic assessment and student self-reflective feedback on a regular basis to push my students toward improved skills and greater understanding.

 

My students will use their laptops to engage with the content and curriculum of my class as they construct and apply their knowledge individually.

 

 

How do we get started?  What are our next steps?  What should we keep in mind?