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The 1:1 Roadmap
Setting the Course for Innovation in Education



October 2014 | 160 pages | Corwin

Technology is more than just “Computer Class;” it is a literacy that must be threaded throughout the fabric of a school. In a 1:1 environment, you’re preparing students to be responsible citizens of the physical and digital worlds. But it’s easy to get overwhelmed with devices; you have to have a plan for technology that keeps learning at center stage.

Here you’ll find a solid plan for designing a technology initiative that fuels student learning. Real-life examples, lessons, and interviews with stakeholders show you

  • Why a 1:1 program is not only achievable but also beneficial and necessary 
  • How to choose the right devices
  • The best ways to prepare teachers through professional development
  • Best practices for instruction and personalization in a 1:1 environment

It’s more essential than ever to integrate digital and information literacy into the fabric of our schools. This practical resource will get you started on the journey.

" Marcinek provides a desperately needed resource based on practical experience that will help districts effectively and properly implement 1:1 initiatives."
—Eric Sheninger, Educational Consultant and Corwin Author, Digital Leadership

"Ultimately, going 1:1 is about fostering a culture of trust and innovation, and this doesn’t happen overnight—you need a strong plan. Marcinek helps leaders get started with a 1:1 implementation, and teaches us how to prepare the entire school community for digital citizenship.”
—Salome Thomas-EL, Award-winning Principal and Author of "The Immortality of Influence”


 
Introduction
 
CHAPTER 1: THE 1:1 ROADMAP
Begin with the "Why?"  
Infrastructure  
Acceptable Use Policy  
Selecting a Device  
Teacher Readiness and Parent Support  
 
CHAPTER 2: A CULTURAL SHIFT
Develop a Culture of Trust and Openness  
Embrace Risk and Promote Innovative Practice  
Devices Provoke Change  
Innovation Begins with Trust  
 
CHAPTER 3: CULTIVATING HEALTHY, RESPONSIBLE NETWORKS
Building Classroom Community  
Educating the Community  
 
CHAPTER 4: REMIXING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Schedule PD That Allows Time to Explore and Share  
Integrating the Edcamp Format  
Keeping the Momentum  
Extending PD Opportunities  
 
CHAPTER 5: THE CASE FOR A STUDENT HELP DESK
Student Help Desk Results  
Authentic Learning Projects  
 
CHAPTER 6: SUSTAINING DIGITAL COMMUNITIES
The Best Technology Is Good Teaching  
Becoming a Connected Educator  
 
CHAPTER 7: DISPELLING THE MYTHS OF EDTECH
Dispelling the Myths of 1:1 Environments  
Alternatives to the Standard  
 
CHAPTER 8: THE ROAD AHEAD
How Did You Get the Funding?  
What Happens to Broken Devices?  
How Were Devices Filtered beyond the School?  
Were Social Media Sites such as Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook a Distraction?  
How Much Autonomy Did Students Have to Select Educational Apps That Fit Their Learning Style?  
How Did Students and Teachers Send and Receive Assignments with Devices?  
How Were Administrators Prepared for This Major Culture Shift?  
What Happened in Those Classrooms Where Teachers Didn't Adopt the Technology?  
Conclusions  
 
APPENDIX OF RESOURCES
District Vision for Digital Learning and Technology  
Access to Digital Resources  
Policy for Use of Student Information and Images for Educational Purposes  
Internet Safety Consent Form  
GDRSD Internet Empowered Digital Use Guidelines for Students K-8  
Groton-Dunstable Regional School District Empowered Digital Use Guidelines for Technology and Networks-High School (9-12) Student Agreement Form  

"With the proliferation of technology in education, districts quite often go all-in without a shared vision and strategic plan primed for success. Marcinek provides a desperately needed resource based on practical experience that will help districts effectively and properly implement 1:1 initiatives. "

Eric Sheninger, Principal and Corwin Author, Digital Leadership
New Milford High School, New Milford, NJ

"Marcinek has captured in his text what 1:1 is and all a school needs to get started, and his emphasis on creating a successful 1:1 environment is felt throughout. With a strong focus on technology, but more importantly, a stronger focus on learning, Andrew lays out a simple, yet effective methodology that any educator can follow."

Steven Anderson, Educational Consultant and Corwin Author, The Relevant Educator

"Marcinek has written the essential roadmap for schools and districts that either already are 1:1 or are considering a move to it. The book contains powerful examples and ideas about how to make that transition both practically and pedagogically. As the principal of a school that has been 1:1 since 2006, I still found myself taking notes and thinking about how Andrew's ideas would make us better."

Chris Lehmann, Founding Principal
Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, PA

"This book is the definitive text for schools looking to arm all students and staff with devices. It clearly identifies and explains ways in which school culture can be cultivated to use the technology in order to positively impact the learning and teaching. Practical advice that is sound and easy to follow - a must for school leaders implementing a 1:1 program."

Adam Bellow, Founder & Corwin Author, Untangling the Web
EduClipper, Plainview, NY

"This book is indeed a 'roadmap' for successful 1:1 implementation, complete with a wealth of practical resources and examples. Even if you end up making some different choices about your 1:1 program, the chapters will help you think through the necessary decisions at every stage of the process."

Scott McLeod, Director of Innovation, Prairie Lakes AEA
Founding Director, CASTLE

"Ultimately, going 1:1 is about fostering a culture of trust and innovation, and this doesn’t happen overnight—you need a strong plan. Andy Marcinek helps leaders get started with a 1:1 implementation, and teaches us how to prepare the entire school community for digital citizenship. With this book, you’ll be ready for success!"

Salome Thomas-EL, Award-winning Principal and Author of "The Immortality of Influence
Key features
  • Numerous, detailed lessons and examples incorporating digital citizenship and responsible use into schools using technology and integrating 1:1 programs
  • Examples from the author's classroom and classroom observations using technology effectively and responsibly
  • Examples from contemporary educational bloggers
  • Student and teacher interviews
  • Comments from blog posts

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction


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