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ERIC Number: EJ862699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0003-1003
Put the Textbooks Away: Preparation and Support for a Middle School One-to-One Laptop Initiative
Maninger, Robert M.; Holden, Mary Elizabeth
American Secondary Education, v38 n1 p5-33 Fall 2009
This study, conducted in the Southwestern United States, investigated teacher and student uses of tablet laptop computers in a one-to-one initiative involving fifth grade through eighth grade students and their teachers. The campus initiative led to higher than expected technology integration and student-teacher and student-student collaborations. Teacher interviews underscored that the accessibility of the technology allowed for remarkable moments of teaching. Longitudinal data in the coming years can determine the long-term success of the program, but findings strongly support the effectiveness of a one-to-one laptop/tablet initiative in a middle school. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A