ERIC Number: EJ705017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
MLTI Transforms Teaching and Learning at Freeport Middle School
Lunt, John S.
T.H.E. Journal, v31 n12 p18 Jul 2004
Last summer, a truck arrived at Freeport Middle School in Freeport, Maine, and unloaded more than 130 laptops--one for every seventh-grade teacher and student. What had seemed to be an unlikely pipe dream months before suddenly was a reality. The seventh-grade teachers were eager to get involved in this project, even though they were not sure how this would all work out. The ready availability of technology has resulted in a significant transformation of the teaching and learning that is taking place. There is the changed atmosphere within classrooms, one of new excitement and curiosity for teachers and students, as well as a strong level of collaboration evolving within and between both groups. They have also experienced reduced absenteeism and discipline issues during this period. Overall, the laptops have made a huge, positive impact on the learning environment at Freeport Middle School, with users hard-pressed to imagine learning without on-demand technology.
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Curriculum Development, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maine