A Modified Laptop Program: Putting the Carts in the Classrooms
Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Meeting,
Four fifth grade classrooms embarked on a modified ubiquitous computing initiative in Fall 2003. Two 15-computer wireless laptop carts were shared among the four classrooms in an effort to integrate technology across the curriculum and affect change in student learning and teacher pedagogy. This initiative?in contrast to other 1:1 programs and stationary labs?offers public schools alternatives to budget constraints and instructional space overhead. Results indicate positive teacher technology competence and confidence, as well as instructional strategies that were student centered made meaningful uses of technology. Teacher pedagogical knowledge, technological knowledge and a supportive culture seem to be strong indicators for impacting technology integration in this context.
Grant, M.M., Ross, S.M., Wan, W., Potter, A. & Wilson, Y. (2005). A Modified Laptop Program: Putting the Carts in the Classrooms. Presented at Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Meeting 2005.