Laptops and Literacy: Learning in the Wireless Classroom
The number of laptop computers in U.S. schools is growing at a rapid rate. This timely book analyzes the types of learning that take place in one-to-one wireless classrooms where all students use laptop computers. With a particular focus on students' literacy practices, the text covers reading and writing, information use, and multimedia development. Featuring critical ana...more
Hardcover, 178 pages
Published August 30th 2006 by Teachers College Press
(first published August 1st 2006)
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This is worth reading for anyone planning or starting a one-to-one K12 computing program. A small group of HS teachers, department chairs, and technologists from an independent K12 school with a one-to-one Tablet PC program met weekly to discuss this book (and related issues that strayed from the text ) during Spring 2008. Thoughts from and recordings of many of those conversations are available at http://duck.d-e.org/tt/
This book covers how laptops have been used in K-12 education. It shows what have been the most effective ways of incorporating information and technology into the classroom. I think it's a helpful book if you're interested in integrating computers into everyday classwork or are looking for ideas for projects.