One-to-one computing facilitates teaching and learning by offering every student independent computing power and Internet access both inside and outside of theclassroom, 24/7. In the classroom, individual computer use is integral but not exclusive to teaching and learning. One-to-one computing initiatives have great potential. They can prepare students for the demands of citizenship and employment as we approach a future of ubiquitous computing. They can enhance student learning in the classroom today. They can improve student performance on the tests that serve as the basis of school accountabilityunder state law and No Child Left Behind.Research and evaluation suggests all of this is possible.
But one-to-one computing initiatives will meet these expectations only with leadership and planning. They will only achieve their potential if attention is paid to gaining broad support. They will only grow if planning is focused on staff selection and support in the initial sites.They will only improve student learning if teachers can integrate them into teaching. They will only enhance teaching if reinforced with solid professional development.

Podcasts from Wesley Frier

1-1 Laptop Immersion with Tablet

1-1 Learning with Open Source Netbooks is Practical, Affordable and Powerful - Learn Why

Classroom Basics for 1-1 Computing by Shawn Massey and Wynn Draper-Bryant

Evangelizing Educational Transformation and 1-1 Learning in Iowa Schools

Implementing 1-1 Prepare Our Students for Their Future TODAY!

The Challenges of Integrating Web 2.0 in Missouri Schools by Bob Martin

Transformative Project Based Learning in a 1-1 Laptop Initiative 10 Years of Lessons and Best Practices

Unleashing the Transformational Power of One-to-One Computing in K-12 (COSN Panel)

Balancing Access and Freedom with Safety and Liability Protection

Navigating Opportunities and Risks in Hyperconnected Schools

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