Laptops In The Classroom<br />An emerging technology<br />
Discussing the use of Laptops in the Classroom<br />Article 1: Learning with Laptops: Implementation and Outcomes in an Ur...
Learning with Laptops : Implementation and Outcomes in an Urban, Under-Privileged School<br />Study<br />In this article f...
Related Links<br />Some helpful links to the use of laptops in a urban environment: Click below for some related articles....
Summary<br />In the article, Learning with Laptops: Implementation and Outcomes in an Urban, Under-Privileged School, Mouz...
Personal Computers Invade the Classroom<br />In this article, John Kemeny discusses the use of laptops in college and high...
Negative uses of Laptops in Classroom<br />The use of laptops can lead students to play games, e-mail, or even facebook du...
Summary<br />In the article Personal Computers Invade the Classroom, John Kemeny gives a different view to the idea of equ...
School Board Passes 1:1 Laptop Program<br />This article from the Zionsville Times Sentinel discusses the already passed p...
Support<br />There was overwelmingsuportt from the teachers of this program, “ Middle school teachers at the meeting unani...
Related Links<br />Giving around the world<br /> Student Blog support<br />
Summary<br />This article shows that these laptop programs are begging to become very active in schools across the state. ...
Laptops in The Classroom<br />The use of personal laptops as an emerging technology  has many people fighting for and agai...
References<br />Mouza, Chrystalla. Learning with Laptops: Implementation and Outcomes in an Urban, Under-Privileged School...
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  1. 1. Laptops In The Classroom<br />An emerging technology<br />
  2. 2. Discussing the use of Laptops in the Classroom<br />Article 1: Learning with Laptops: Implementation and Outcomes in an Urban, Under-Privileged School<br />Article 2: Personal Computers Invade the Classroom<br />Article 3: School Board passes 1:1 Laptop Program<br />
  3. 3. Learning with Laptops : Implementation and Outcomes in an Urban, Under-Privileged School<br />Study<br />In this article from the Journal of Research on Technology in Education, Chrystalla Mouza looks at classrooms with and without laptops.<br />Results<br />Mouza experienced good results in the classroom with laptops. “ Results of the study revealed that in the hands of well prepared teachers, laptops enabled disadvantaged students to engage in powerful learning experiences.” (Mouza)<br />
  4. 4. Related Links<br />Some helpful links to the use of laptops in a urban environment: Click below for some related articles.<br />Gains in Achievement in Urban Setting<br />Learning with Laptops<br />
  5. 5. Summary<br />In the article, Learning with Laptops: Implementation and Outcomes in an Urban, Under-Privileged School, Mouza finds that in this study the use of laptops in very effective in encouraging and increasing the excitement for a positive learning environment.<br />
  6. 6. Personal Computers Invade the Classroom<br />In this article, John Kemeny discusses the use of laptops in college and high school environments. Unlike the previous article, Kemeny believes the use of laptops to be harmful in the classroom.<br />“ I would like to suggest that if they define the scope of personal computing in higher education, those computers will have a negligible impact on the quality of education.” (Kemeny)<br />
  7. 7. Negative uses of Laptops in Classroom<br />The use of laptops can lead students to play games, e-mail, or even facebook during class time. Kemeny argues that these distractions out way to benefits.<br />Related link: Backlash on Laptops in Classroom<br />
  8. 8. Summary<br />In the article Personal Computers Invade the Classroom, John Kemeny gives a different view to the idea of equipping classrooms with a 1:1 ratio of laptops to students. He views these a distraction while trying to educate.<br />
  9. 9. School Board Passes 1:1 Laptop Program<br />This article from the Zionsville Times Sentinel discusses the already passed program that lets every middle school student to have their own laptop. The students either rent or buy these laptops.<br />Superintendent Scott Robison said, “ The laptops, which students will also take home for homework, have improved engagement in the classroom, and they help students connect and interact with the real world.”<br />
  10. 10. Support<br />There was overwelmingsuportt from the teachers of this program, “ Middle school teachers at the meeting unanimously greed to expand the program.” (Smith) <br />This program passed on a 3:2 vote by the board. Jane Burgess, school board member, strongly disagreed stating, “ It takes less than five mintues for a child predatorto make contact with a child.” <br />
  11. 11. Related Links<br />Giving around the world<br /> Student Blog support<br />
  12. 12. Summary<br />This article shows that these laptop programs are begging to become very active in schools across the state. Many are meeting obstacles but the idea of this emerging technology is being spread quickly.<br />
  13. 13. Laptops in The Classroom<br />The use of personal laptops as an emerging technology has many people fighting for and against the concept. There are many positive ideas, including advanced learning and interactions, but there is still a lot of hesitation when teachers and parents feel that students will be spending more time playing than learning. In experimental programs, like the one at Zionsville&apos;s middle schools, we will soon know the true usefulness on a 1:1 laptop program in the classroom.<br />
  14. 14. References<br />Mouza, Chrystalla. Learning with Laptops: Implementation and Outcomes in an Urban, Under-Privileged School . Journal of Research on Technology In Education. Vol 40,iss 4: pg. 447<br />Kemeny, John. Personal Computers Invade the Classroom. Creative computing, Vol 10, No.11: pg 173<br />Smith, Eric. School Board Passes 1:1 Laptop Program. Zionsville Times Sentinel. June 10th<br />

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