Proven Programs in Education is a series of books that draws on the best of Better: Evidence-Based Education, a unique magazine that provides leadership teams in education with the information they need. The series includes four titles: Proven Programs in Literacy; Proven Programs in STEM; Proven Programs in Social Emotional Development; Proven Programs in Classroom Management and Assessment

The Proven Programs in Education series is about research-proven strategies and programs that can be applied in practice. The authors distill their work and research into succinct, easily-digestible articles highlighting the practical implications that teachers, principals, and administrators can use. Each article includes links to further reading and resources that allow readers to delve more deeply into particular issues.

Transforming Education, One-to-One

Transforming education, one-to-one

Teaching and learning can be substantially enhanced through well-implemented technologies. Leslie Wilson describes the advantages of students having access to their own computers.

One-to-one computing emerged in the United States to advance educational and economic goals while personalizing teaching and learning. Originally defined as “each student having uninterrupted access to personal, portable technology, 24/7,” one-to-one programs are growing at a rapid rate, gaining momentum worldwide, as a key to transforming education and better preparing young people to succeed in a global marketplace. Programs range from small proofs of concept to statewide deployments in the United States such as the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) and Freedom to Learn (FTL) in Michigan.

Central to the concept of “one-to-one” is creating education not technology ...

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