Just 3%

Intel, asked 2,700 teachers from 15 countries about technology in their schools. While 98% felt that technology was critical in preparing pupils for the workforce, three quarters also thought governments were not doing enough. 70% of teachers thought children should be provided with a personal laptop but only 3% had such …

Your Best Allies

In most schools, students are over 92% of the people in the system, and they are certainly the ones most affected by any change. Yet we often overlook them when we plan and implement visionary efforts like going 1:1. This does not have to be – students, if allowed to …

L4L Round 2

When its quiet, I really enjoy my reading, especially my Google RSS reader. Every time I get an hour to read I find at least a handful of thought provoking statements. Today its Clay Shirky, he’s a regular contributor. A revolution doesn’t happen when a society adopts new tools. It …

1-2-1 – Its Rarely that Simple.

We have started our planning for Sept 10 deployment , sounds rather military and in many ways it is. Hardware infrastructure and capacity, in-house or managed, wireless, image, accountability of parents / students (this includes documentation, AUPs and SLAs) the impact and teaching and the expectations of teachers. How to …

Netbook Update

With a delayed delivery (23 days), our netbook (L4L) project took a rather significant ‘respectability’ hit – however the team have delivered a strong response in terms of service and product. With the units delivered late our team worked morning and evenings to create and install the image and manage and modify …