DER literature review

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A powerpoint provided by Ben Jones and Anne Vognest, DER support staff. A presentation supporting the implementation of laptops into secondary classrooms.

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DER literature review

  1. 1. 2010 DER computers in schools literature review<br />What the research tells us about 1:1 programs<br />
  2. 2. Problem<br />Problem<br />Standardised tests do not measure 21st Century Skills:<br />- Problem Solving<br /> - Analysing<br /> - Collaboration<br /> - Creating<br /> - Validating<br />
  3. 3. However…<br />California ELA<br />Results of laptop students were increased in areas of literacy, response analysis and writing strategies <br />(Suhr, Hernandez, Grimes, Warschauer, 2010)<br />Meta Analysis of 1:1 programs (Holcome, 2009)<br />Students in 1:1 programs earned significantly higher test scores for writing, English-language arts and overall grade point averages<br />Maine Study (Silvernail & Gritter 2007)<br />Over 5 years an increase of 12.3% of 8th grade students who were meeting their writing proficiency standard<br />
  4. 4. Increased achievement is not uniform in all 1:1 classes<br />Little improvement in 1st year<br />
  5. 5. Maine Study - writing proficiency<br />Best Use Group<br /><ul><li>Draft
  6. 6. Edit
  7. 7. Produce</li></ul>Non use Group<br />- Not for writing at all<br />Vs<br />Best use group outperformed 75% of the non use group<br />
  8. 8. It’s not rocket science<br />It’s not rocket science<br />Simply providing each student with a laptop is not enough, it how teachers choose to use the laptop that’s important (Holcome, 2009)<br />Leadership<br />Professional <br />Learning<br />
  9. 9. Implications for Professional Learning<br />Teacher use is determined by their pedagogical beliefs<br />Instruction Based =<br />information search, typing, presenting<br />Inquiry Based =<br />collaboration, authentic tasks choice<br />LoTi Scale<br />Levels of Technology <br />Implementation<br />
  10. 10. Can we change belief systems?<br />26% of teachers reported that laptops changed their belief systems in how they viewed teaching and learning” (Miller, 2008)<br />Professional Learning must focus on Pedagogy first<br />
  11. 11. Successful Leadership of 1:1<br />Very few Principals have themselves used computers in a meaningful way with students (Fanagan & Jaconsen 2003)<br />Distributed Leadership<br />High Expectations<br />Foster Collaboration<br />Encourage Innovation<br />

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