The Critical Skills model of instruction builds powerful lessons in classrooms ranging from pre-K to post-graduate. The model combines experiential learning, problem based learning, and rigorous high standards within an intentionally created collaborative learning community, creating the classrooms that many educators imagine, but can’t quite put together. It is the “how” in answer to the “what” of powerful classroom practice. And it was created, continues to be created, by practicing classroom teachers.
This second investigation of teachers and students at the Eastern Townships School Board had eight research objectives. It aimed to determine, according to the perceptions of the teachers and students, the impacts of information and communication technologies (ICT) on students’: (1) writing skills, (2) creativity, (3) communication and cooperation, (4) effective work methods, and (5) capacity to exercise critical judgment. Another aim was to identify the main (6) benefits and (7) challenges of regular use of technologies in the classroom, as well as (8) the equipment and access available to teachers and students at the school board. In all, 2,712 students (from grades 3 to 11) and 389 teachers participated in this questionnaire survey.
Television was once the newest technology in our homes, and then came videos and computers. Today’s children are growing up in a rapidly changing digital age that is far different from that of their parents and grandparents. A variety of technologies are all around us in our homes, offices, and schools. When used wisely, technology and media can support learning and relationships. Enjoyable and engaging shared experiences that optimize the potential for children’s learning and development can support children’s relationships both with adults and their peers.
This report summarizes the results of a yearlong effort to integrate laptop computers among all the students and teachers in grade three of the Eastern Townships School Board.
Levereging Laptops: Effective Models for Enhancing Student Achievement
TIP Treatment vs. Comparison School Report 7/1/2006
This report summarizes findings from analysis of Irving ISD parent survey data gathered from 107 elementary school parents, 91 middle school parents, and 111 high school parents, during the spring of 2006.
The Irving Independent School District (ISD) TIP Vertical Integration Laptop Project was evaluated during spring 2006 based on data gathered through six avenues.
Student Findings from the Spring 2006 Irving Laptop Survey
Findings from the Spring 2006 Irving Laptop Surveys for Teachers
The Journal of Technology, Learning and Assessment
Findings from the Irving Laptop Surveys for Teachers
Hawthorne Junior High 3/17/2004
Florida’s Final Report
Laptop Learning: A Comparison of Teaching and Learning in Upper Elementary Classrooms Equipped With Shared Carts of Laptops and Permanent 1:1 Laptops
Anytime, Anywhere Learning - Final evaluation report of the laptop program: Year 3 12/1/2003
Early Effect and Plans for Future Evaluation 12/1/2003