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Every Child, Every Day: A Digital Conversion Model for Student Achievement
In Every Child, Every Day, school and district administrators get a positive, innovative blueprint for achieving outstanding academic results through systematic change, in this case an innovative digital conversion initiative that provided every student and teacher with a laptop, despite a very modest resource base. This is the story of how Superintendent Mark Edwards led ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 2013 by Pearson
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I see this book was published in 2013, two years after the iPad launched, and five years before we had all the data we have now on screentime/ tech use and cognitive development, mental health, eye health, activity displacement, etc. Curious if those of you who read this book feel it is still relevant, or needs updating? Our school district quotes this thing like crazy.
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I think this is a must-read for any school district considering a digital conversion (which is implementing a 1:1 technology initiative). The thing I liked best about Edwards' book and his discussions about making 1:1 happen is that the focus isn't on the technology and its uses, but on relationship building among teachers, administrators, students, non-certified staff, parents, and the community. Handing a child a piece of technology to use in the classroom really isn't any more than Santa ...more
This is a useful book for leadership teams in those districts looking for 1 on 1 conversion; however, much of the text is repetitive. I did like that emphasis was placed on building relationships and climate, communication with all stakeholders, and continuous professional development.