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Never Mind the Laptops: Kids, Computers, and the Transformation of Learning
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Perhaps the most valuable part of the book is Johnstone's close examination of the Australian schools which pioneered one-to-one student laptop programs, especially Methodist Ladies' College. The story of these Melbourne schools has never been well told before and Johnstone gives their fascinating tale the time and effort it so richly deserves.
In relating the history of computers in education Johnstone never loses sight of the central goal of improving student learning. His is a book not so much about technology as it is about learning and the ideas and practices that have developed to apply increasingly powerful computer technology to make schools more humane and effective learning environments.
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The most striking thing to me was the recurrent issues of adoption and implementation that have occurred over the last 20 years (and continue to occur today). Let's get with the computer revolution! Now!
Washington State Milken Educator
Developer of Washington's First CyberSchool