Developing a Learning Community For One Laptop Per Child Implementation

George Lieux, Technology Integration Specialist at Fort Smith Public Schools in Fort Smith, Arkansas shares a program that was recently implemented in the district.  Several classrooms, from 2nd grade to 12th grade, received a mini-notebook (UMPC) for every student in the classroom.  As the lead technology professional development trainer, George highlights how he trains the teachers virtually to model the use of the laptops and to promote project-based learning.

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Classroom Walkthroughs and Observations In The Palm of Your Hand

Kenny Pennington, principal in Monticello School District in rural Monticello, Arkansas demonstrates how he uses a handheld computer while observing a computer/technology teacher at the high school.  Kenny shares the process to quickly record observations and how he engages his teachers in a continual improvement process.

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What to do with all those morning emails?

In our inaugural TICALevision episode, TICAL Director Rowland Baker speaks with Principal in Fresno Unified Jack Jarvis on how he manages email amongst all his other duties in Fresno Unified.  Jack shares his simple strategy that is effective.

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