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Experiences from a One-to-One Computing STEM Classroom

Districts across the county are implementing one-to-one computing programs and getting technology into the hands of every student. While this is an exciting change, it also comes with some challenges. How can you ensure one-to-one computing success in your classroom?

Benefits of One-to-One Computing

For some time, the effectiveness of technology in the classroom has been questioned, but research has shown that one-to-one computing has a variety of benefits for students of all ages.

Develops 21st Century Skills

Technology promotes the development of not only technological literacy, but also collaboration, communication and creativity.

Improves Levels of Achievement

Through technology, students can apply skills and concepts in new settings. The largest areas of academic gain are writing and problem solving.

Increases Student Engagement

Students are more motivated when they have laptops or other devices in their hands. This is due in part to increased interest, a greater use of project-based learning, and a decline of direct instruction.

Bringing One-to-One Computing into Your Classroom

Ready to try it out? Here are some tips that I have found useful in my experience with one-to-one computing .

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Alexandra D. Owens

Alexandra Owens is a STEM Education consultant based in Charleston, SC. She taught middle school science for many years and is now completing her doctorate in STEM Education at Texas Tech University.
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