OES Laptop Program Core Assumptions

Jim Heynderickx nicely summarizes the core purpose of his middle school’s student laptop program.

For students, laptop computers are cognitive tools. They provide computer-mediated workspaces for the rapid, flexible processing of symbolic representations and abstract concepts. In addition to aiding the process of learning (research, discovery, communication, composition, revision), laptops also support the creation of products (reports, graphs, maps, images, video, web pages).

NCCE Low Stress Laptop Program Handout

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