The Benefits of Laptops


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The Benefits of Laptops

  1. 1. The Benefits of Laptops in Elementary School Classrooms By: Jessica Williams
  2. 2. Menu: <ul><li>Laptops Benefit Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops Benefit Students </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops Benefit Families </li></ul>
  3. 3. Laptops Benefit Teachers <ul><li>1. They provide convenient access to technology, which allows teachers to increase technology skills. </li></ul><ul><li>2. The laptops promote classroom instructional use of technology when used with projection devices. </li></ul><ul><li>3. They prove beneficial to teachers at all levels of teaching experience and computer skill level. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Laptops were a positive factor in teachers' decisions to remain in schools where they were teaching. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Laptops Benefit Teachers Easy Access to Technology Builds Teachers’ Confidence Communication Lesson Plans Data Management Creating Materials Resource Gathering Researching Online Modeling Software Use Visually Enhanced Instruction Alternative Leaning Opportunity Visual Organization of Learning Processes
  5. 5. Laptops Benefit Teachers <ul><li>As a future teacher, I believe that laptops would be very helpful inside and outside of the classroom. There are many fun and educational ways to use technology in the classroom with PowerPoints and interactive websites. Laptops would also allow teachers to research topics online for new lesson plans. </li></ul><ul><li>Falba, C., Grove, K., Anderson, D., & Putney, L. (2001, Fall2001). Benefits of Laptop Computers for Elementary Teachers. Journal of Research on Computing in Education , 33 (5), 1-9. Retrieved April 13, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Laptops Benefit Students <ul><li>Students can use computers for “internet scavenger hunts” on a certain topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Students do not even need to buy their own. Some schools have wireless laptop carts. Wireless laptop carts allow students to be able to use a computer, without personally having to purchase one. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Laptops Benefit Students <ul><li>Students are able to do group projects more easily. </li></ul><ul><li>There would be a bigger variety of topics students would be able to research by using the internet, when libraries may not have all of the appropriate resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Basic knowledge of technology helps students to be successful in their future education. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Laptops Benefit Students <ul><li>I think that laptops are very beneficial to students. I think students should be able to purchase laptops to use in the classroom, or the district should provide laptop carts throughout schools in all grade levels. Computer skills are starting to become on of the most important things to learn in any classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Wilkes, D. (2001, February). Wireless Laptops. Media & Methods , 37 (4), 33. Retrieved April 13, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Laptops Benefit Families <ul><li>Some families were not able to afford laptops, but the school systems helped families purchase the computers at a discount. Many school systems believe that laptops are very helpful for students to continue their learning from home with the internet and different types of educational programs. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Laptops Benefit Families <ul><li>Many families could get a lot of use out of laptops, especially if it is the only computer in the house. Most families find computers to be very helpful and everyone can profit from all of its uses. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents could use the </li></ul><ul><li>computer for online </li></ul><ul><li>banking or any other type </li></ul><ul><li>of computer based </li></ul><ul><li>program. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Laptops Benefit Families <ul><li>Many families in school systems should be offered discounts to purchase laptops for their children. The students should be allowed to take these computers home, so everyone in the family would be able to use it. Computers can be fun and helpful for everyone in the family. </li></ul><ul><li>Romano, M. (1998, February 26). . . . With Liberty and Laptops for All?. New York Times , Retrieved April 20, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusion <ul><li>Laptops in school would help teachers out immensely. It would help teachers create new lessons plans, as well as maintaining an online grade book. </li></ul><ul><li>The use of laptops would benefit students. It would allow them to increase their knowledge of technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops would also benefit the families of students. This one purchased laptop may be the only computer the family has, so everyone would be able to use it. </li></ul>