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ERIC Number: EJ798928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Integrating Technology to Maximize Learning
Jones, Eric
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v73 n1 p23-26 Sep 2007
Such initiatives as one-to-one computing, laptop learning, and technology immersion are gaining momentum in middle level and high schools, but the key to their success is more than cutting-edge technology. Henrico County Public Schools, a pioneer in educational technology in Virginia, launched a one-to-one computing initiative in 2001. The professional development approach that supported the initiative was driven more by the products than by instructional needs, and as a result, the district did not achieve all the results it wanted for teachers or students. This article describes the positive effects of the district's efforts to reshape professional development for the one-to-one computing initiative by switching to a new computer platform and implementing Dell notebook computers in all its high schools in the 2004-2005 school year. Increased use of technology has helped ignite excitement in teaching and learning while building students' critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia