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ERIC Number: EJ762469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0192-592X
1-to-1 Computing: Teaming Up to Go 1-to-1
Villano, Matt
T.H.E. Journal, v33 n14 p48-56 Sep 2006
School districts discover that the secret to implement a good laptop program is to find a good partner. This article features educational partnerships that provide tools and support districts need to roll out successful laptop programs. At Cincinnati Country Day School district administrators joined with Toshiba and a solution provider to provide good deals for parents. At Catskill Central School District (NY), school officials teamed up with a local vendor IBM to lease equipment that can be refreshed whenever the hardware becomes antiquated. What makes these partnerships work is not exclusively good technology, but a combination of good technology and great service. Joe Hofmeister, technology director at Cincinnati Country Day School, says this one-two punch is essential to any successful partnership, and can be the difference between a revolutionary endeavor and a colossal waste of money and time.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maine; Ohio; Texas