Link to publication: http://goo.gl/P4qMp9 (published January 2014)
"One to One Computing in education is the simple concept of every child and member of staff in a school or institution having access to a personal computer."
Sometimes it seems to me that we have been banging on about 1:1 computing in education for years. Everyone I speak to seems to understand that it is an important paradigm shift in terms of education delivery and one that pretty much every system in the world will adopt (or try to adopt) over the next ten years.
As someone who has been involved in 1:1 deployments in schools across Eastern Europe, Russia and the Middle East. It constantly surprises me how slow we are to join up our thinking in the UK and how quite often projects fail or are abandoned because the basics aren’t in place.
Born out of this frustration, this eBook (supported by Microsoft UK) is my attempt to get people thinking about 1:1 in a more joined up way. I’ll talk about why 1:1 is important? The types of devices you should consider, policy considerations, how to make learning exciting in 1:1 environments and some emerging types of classroom practice from other areas of the world.
I’ll also point you in the direction of free tools and services from Microsoft that might help you on your journey. One of which is the Partners in Learning School Research Tool that will help you perform a diagnostic assessment of where you are, so that you can in turn create an action plan of how you move forward. Throughout the book, I’ve also provided a list of key questions that you need to consider before any 1:1 investment.
Finally, like all the other books in this series – this is a book about learning and how technology can provide better outcomes for children and young people.
The book is split into seven short chapters:
- What is 1:1?
- Developing your 1:1 vision.
- Policy and procedures
- Good teaching and learning
- Re-imagining classroom practice
- Overcoming obstacles and getting started
- Conclusion and next steps
You can view and download the book from this link and it is also embedded below: