The Digital Pencil: One-to-One Computing for Children / Edition 1

The Digital Pencil: One-to-One Computing for Children / Edition 1

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by Jing Lei, Paul F. Conway, Yong Zhao, Paul F. Conway
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805860606

ISBN-13: 9780805860603

Pub. Date: 09/24/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book takes a serious historical and international look at the "digital pencil" movement to equip every student with a computing device with wireless connection. Using an ecological perspective as an overarching framework, and drawing on their own studies and available literature that illuminate the issues related to one-to-one computing, the authors present

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This book takes a serious historical and international look at the "digital pencil" movement to equip every student with a computing device with wireless connection. Using an ecological perspective as an overarching framework, and drawing on their own studies and available literature that illuminate the issues related to one-to-one computing, the authors present well-reasoned discussions about a set of complex and critical issue facing policy makers, educators, students, parents, and the general public.

The Digital Pencil addresses four key questions:

  • Is the digital pencil a good idea? The authors analyze the costs and benefits of one-to-one computing programs through consideration of multiple indicators and examine the evaluation reports of various projects within their analytical framework to present a comprehensive summary of outcomes of one-to-one computing projects.
  • What happens when each child has a networked computer? The authors analyze existing data with the goal of gaining insights and making suggestions and recommendations for policy makers, teachers, and parents.
  • What should schools purchase or lease – is there an ideal device? These authors examine the relative advantages and disadvantages of different devices and implementation schemes.
  • How do we know if one-to-one computing is making a difference? The authors review the evaluation plans of the various projects and propose a framework for comprehensive evaluation and research on one-to-one computing.

This book is intended for researchers, school administrators, educational technology professionals, and policy makers in the U.S. and around the world, and as a supplemental text for advanced courses in education, technology, and technological innovation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805860603
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/24/2007
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

@contents: Selected Contents:

1 The Digital Pencil: An Introduction

2 A Historical View of Technology in Schools

3 Arguments for One-to-One Computing

4 Conditions for Laptop Uses in Schools

5 How Students Use Laptop Computers

6 Laptops vs. Handhelds

7 Parents and One-to-One Computing

8 Evaluating and Studying One-to-One Computing

9 Final Thoughts on Laptops for Children

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