The difference: The
laptop usage will be considered one factor that impacts student achievement
on the NECAPS and classroom assessments. The entire staff evaluates the progress we have made on the District
Education Improvement Plan. The Technology
Committee meets frequently to discuss progress on the Technology Plan,
implementation of the Educational Technology Curriculum, and all other
aspects of the Technology program.
This project was developed as a direct response to a need identified by
teachers and students. The amount of
use the laptops receive continues to increase, thus reflecting the value of
conditions: The essential conditions that
make this project successful are having the hardware, technical support,
training, and procedures in place to ensure that the project is fully
for the future: We would
continue to upgrade the laptops as needed. We would try to develop a way to collect more objective data.
Recommendations: We recommend that other school districts develop a
procedure for using a mobile laptop cart that ensures a smooth system of
sharing, supporting, and using the tools.
our story: The project have been shared with
the school board, staff, parents, and students through newsletters, parent
contacts, the school website, Open House, parent conferences, staff meetings,
staff trainings, and other communications.
to share: none at this time