From Ira Socol - The promise of contemporary technology lives in what these tools can do that previous learning and educational technologies could not -- they are open, connected, individualizable, and flexible. But if your school adopts these new technologies without adopting the policies and practices that take advantage of these differences, you have likely defeated your students before you've even begun.
In the Albemarle County Public Schools, we've worked hard to choose the paths that allow all of our students the full benefit of their century's tools.
Research from Project Red - The results provided 9 Key Implementation Factors (KIFs) that most strongly influenced the results. We further uncovered that through a full digital conversion, a large number of typical school district expenditures can be redeployed to offset the cost of implementing ubiquitous technology. Chapter 9 of the original research goes deeply into those discoveries. Also significant was the finding that the lower the student to computer ratio, the better the return on investm
this book is probably the opposite of what my mostly white students need because it once again affirms the narrative that the media and others would like us to remember when we speak of inner city America. That this book, in its eagerness to highlight the lives of young men, may do more damage than good.