Research Based Resources to Help Get Your Program Started
Starting a 1:1 (one device for every student) program can be a daunting task for many schools and districts. While the notion seems new to many, Cincinnnati's Country Day School has been doing it since 1996. (Click here to read more about the first 1:1 US initiative.) Project Revolutionize Education (RED) has conducted research on more than 900 schools Like Country Day, and provides important implementation information for the rest of us.
Revolutionize Education with Project RED
Key Implementation Factors
In all of their research, Project RED identified nine Key Implementation Factors (KIFs) that are critical for a successful 1:1 implementation:
- Intervention classes- Technology is integrated into every intervention class period. Intervention classes include English language learners, Title I, special education, and reading intervention programs.
- Change management leadership by principal- Leaders provide time for teacher professional learning and professional collaboration at least monthly.
- Online Collaboration- Students use technology daily for online collaboration (games, simulations, and social media).
- Core subjects- Technology is integrated into core curriculum weekly or more frequently.
- Online formative assessments- Assessments are done at least weekly.
- Student-computer ratio- Lower ratios improve outcomes.
- Virtual field trips- Virtual trips are done at least monthly.
- Search engines- Students use daily.
- Principal training- Principals are trained to lead effective implementation. Principals must ensure teacher buy-in and model best practices.
Create an account at www.projectred.org to gain access to all research findings, implementation resources, and community forums that include schools from around the U.S. trying to successfully create a 1:1 program.
It's About More Than the Device
SAMR in 120 Seconds
Find more resources for the technology integration guides, SAMR and TPACK in the Symbaloo listed below.