1 to 1 School Flat Classroom Network


1 to 1 School Flat Classroom Network

Are you in a 1:1 Laptop school? Want to develop partnerships with other such schools for ongoing "flat classroom" collaborations? Then join here, and let's form some lasting relationships!

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Latest Activity: Dec 2, 2013

The Iron is Hot in Summer, so Let's Plan Flat Classroom Projects for the Fall

Whether you're an edtech resource or a classroom teacher, if you're at a 1:1 school, this should be an ideal place to form the relationships with partner schools that allow us to exploit all the possibilities of 1:1 classrooms.

I'm in Seoul, Korea, in a very English-proficient international school, and our grades 9 - 11 will be 1:1 next year with Macbooks. I'll be teaching AP Literature (though with grade 12 students, who aren't included in the 1:1 launch!), and otherwise working as edtech liaison for all the classroom teachers.

So if you're looking for stable school partnerships capable of sustained "flat classroom" collaboration, well...so am I. It would be ideal if we could form those relationships over the summer, and hit the fall '07 semester with familiarity and concrete ideas.

I've created forums below devoted to the different content areas. Please feel free to add any of your own.

Discussion Forum

1-1 Take Home Policy

Started by Jeff Leek. Last reply by Steven David Pearce Jan 20, 2011. 1 Reply

Facilitating a 1:1 laptop initiative

Started by Erika Jordan Aug 25, 2010. 0 Replies

We are working with a 1:1 school - Help!!

Started by Lee Anne Morris. Last reply by Frank Shapiro May 20, 2010. 1 Reply

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Comment by Jennifer Burkhalter on November 2, 2011 at 12:35pm
What are some pitfalls to avoid when rolling-out to the school community a 1:1 program?
Comment by Les Biffle on December 19, 2010 at 9:39am

I teach English and Spanish at Dawson School, a small school of 160 students in grades pre-k-12 in rural west Texas.  With the tentative approval of my superintendent, I want to bring a 1:1 laptop initiative to our district.   Many districts in our surrounding area have already done this, so we don't have "to invent the wheel."  I have toured one area district to view their technology use, but beyond creating a presentation to sell our school board, staff, and community on this idea, I am not sure where to go from here.  Does anyone have a presentation advocating a 1:1 laptop program you would be willing to share to give me some more ideas?  Is there perhaps a plan from a computer manufacturer that may be used to approach this?  This is a pretty big undertaking.  We will have to seek out federal grant funding to begin, but I think our school board might eventually financially support a leap to laptops for all students once it was it was in progress.  Any ideas, strategies, tactics, support, etc., would be greatly appreciated.



Les Biffle


Comment by Steven David Pearce on December 4, 2010 at 5:38pm
My school has a 1 to 1 laptop scheme and I am interested to hear about others. I have included a link here to my blog regarding benefits of a 1:1 scheme and implementing a 1:1 scheme http://wp.me/1cQjT
I am particularly interested in new innovative ways to use the 1:1 laptops and i-pads in the classroom or educational setting.
Comment by Joshua Keilty on July 29, 2010 at 12:26pm
I am a middle school biology teacher in a school starting a 1 to 1 program this fall. I am interesting in learning what mistakes to avoid and how to help my colleagues better utilize the possibilities of the technology.

Specifically, I am looking for from great inquiry-based lab ideas where students might use probes, GPS, and their laptops to explore their world.
Comment by Vicki Davis on June 7, 2010 at 8:48pm
Remember that you don't need 1:1 to be a Flat Classroom(tm). Be careful in assuming that you have to have 1:1, otherwise, you'll leave out a lot of really great schools (including mine and I'm a co founder of the Flat Classroom projects.)

Also note that Flat Classroom(tm) is now trademarked and isn't a generic term. FYI. Let me know if you have any questions - we welcome anyone in our projects - www.flatclassroomproject.org www.flatclassroomproject.com
Comment by Dennis Pack on January 28, 2009 at 3:23am
I'm just curious, are many people making use of their laptops when conducting science practicals (experiments)? There seems to be a great opportunity going to waste!

Get "more bang for your buck" ... connect probes to the computer and collect data from hands-on science pracs.

Comment by Alan Beam on January 8, 2009 at 6:22pm
It appears there's not much going on in this group. Our high school is in its third year of a 1 to 1. We provide ibooks to our students and macbooks to our teachers. We made a major change this year that has been interesting. We moved to our own personal "whitelist" that is used during the school day. But when school is out the student computers go to a "blacklist". I would love to discuss what others are doing with a 1 to 1. I may be presenting to others interested in going to 1 to 1 as well as ones that are already doing it. What should I talk about? What should I demonstrate to the audience? Etc... please give me some feedback. Thanks in advance.
Comment by Sherrell M. Garth on August 23, 2008 at 2:29am
Hello I am a Teacher who is interested in getting involved with flat Laptop teaching and you help me, anyone?

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