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In January 2011, after five months of intensive planning, we officially launched “Partnership for Powerful Learning”, a bring your own laptop project. This project permitted all 7th grade students to bring their own computer to school. Students used their devices in all subject areas and utilized the many tools available to access, manage and organize information; connect with other students and experts; and create multi-media projects.
Due to the success of the project, the program will be expanded in the 2011-2012 school year, when all seventh and eighth graders will be permitted to bring in their own device. Further expansion will occur in the 2012-2013 school year, when the program moves to grades 9-12 with a possible expansion to the elementary grades. Below you will find some of the details of the project:
· Of the 559 seventh graders, 353 brought in a device.
· The devices included netbooks, notebooks, tablet pcs and tablets.
· Students, teachers and parents were trained in essential technology tools. Teachers also received professional development on how to use the tools to enhance and support learning.
· In May, three Board of Education members, staff from Anderson and Turpin High Schools, as well as administrators from Mason, Milford, Indian Hill and Wyoming visited Nagel where they had the opportunity to visit 7th grade classrooms, hear details about the project and listen to a panel of students and teachers talk about how access to technology has changed their teaching and learning.
· We have been featured in several articles:
o T.H.E. Journal
o Forest Hills Journal
o Anytime, Anywhere Learning
(To access articles, click on each one.)
For additional information, please email Cary Harrod at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|hstickney||laptop selection||2||Mar 24 2011, 2:45 PM EDT by nutanmangla|
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I am excited as well. Is there any coordination with a particular store/company to offer a discount considering the number of families who may be purchasing hardware? I do want to share a concern regarding the gap between the haves and have nots when it comes to the laptops. The Oaks offers students a rental program where the district purchases the laptops and the students rent them annually (at graduation they can then purchase them at a reduced rate). This option may keep the operationg systems consistent, and cut down on teachers having to learn multiple programs/hardware. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in conversation.
|JeanneBernish||Partnership for Powerful Learning||1||Aug 20 2010, 5:50 PM EDT by charrod|
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I am excited to learn about the new tech program! Can't wait for more details to be posted. Particularly interested in how the 7th graders will be using the devices (because that will help determine what kind of device makes sense).
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