Key Factors to Ed-Tech Success

Katie Ash, Education Week, Feb 09, 2011
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Katie Ash writes, "The Project RED research team, which has strong ties to the One-to-One institute, recently released a report that identifies best practices for implementing technology in schools to see improvement in student achievement and cost savings." According to the report, "the nine practices are:
1. Technology is integrated into all intervention classes;
2. Principals and school leaders set aside time for professional learning and collaboration for teachers;
3. Students use technology to collaborate;
4. Technology is integrated into core curricula at least once a week or more;
5. Online formative assessments are administered at least weekly;
6. The lower the student-to-computer ratio, the better;
7. Virtual field trips are used monthly;
8. Students use search engines every day; and
9. Principals receive training on how to encourage teacher buy-in."
One-to-One has a news list here; someone should encourage them to create an RSS feed.
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