ERIC Number: EJ728929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Laptop Program Update
Learning & Leading with Technology, v33 n4 p17-20 Dec 2005-Jan 2006
Students entering Steve Speier's Spanish class pull their personal laptops from their packs and begin preparing for the lesson. Some review Speier's board notes containing a combination of typed phrases and dozens of handdrawn vocabulary words saved as PDF files from his interactive white board Notebook program. Others don headphones and listen to audio files Speier recorded specifically for this class. A couple more are reviewing their recorded voice responses to several audio prompts for homework prior to submitting this for homework. All of this takes place on their personal laptops, accessing and sending these files from the centralized electronic course conference. In this article, the author examines four key areas where laptops and ubiquitous access to network resources affect the learning process: communication, organization, information, and production--using anecdotal evidence as well as results from the recent Laptop Program Survey.
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Learning Processes, High School Students, Access to Information, Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Teachers, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Mail, Computer Uses in Education, Multisensory Learning, Web Based Instruction, Homework, School Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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