CASTLE has a new blog! Check out 1to1Schools.net

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Some of you have noticed that CASTLE has a new blog: 1to1 Schools. We're excited about this new venture, which is meant to highlight news, stories, videos, and other resources related to elementary and secondary 1:1 laptop programs.


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1to1 Schools is a group blog. For example, check out Nick Sauers' series on using John Kotter's 8–stage change process as a model framework for schools that are considering 1:1. Or his post on banning boredom, not laptops. Nick and I also have been on the road with our Flip camcorders, making videos of educators who are involved in laptop programs (see, e.g., our chats with Wynn Draper-Bryant and Marge Beatty).

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Pamela Livingston, author of 1-to-1 Learning: Laptop Programs That Work, recently had two posts about an international survey of students in 1:1 programs:

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She also wrote recently about how laptops are NOT for listening.

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Blair Peterson, another occasional contributor, has noted that we should be prepared for the expected opposition to laptop programs.

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The blog is a work in progress - and like many new blogs we're still working on finding our voice - so please contact us if you have suggestions. If you'd like to be a contributor (or know someone else who'd be a good writer for us) please let us know that too.

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Happy reading!

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