1-to-1: The Next Generation (Part 1)

1-to-1 is no longer a term that requires an expla­na­tion, at least to nearly any­one in a school.  You might even say it’s “tipped” in the Mal­colm Glad­well sense of become ubiq­ui­tous in soci­ety if you call “soci­ety” edu­ca­tion.  Nearly any edu­ca­tor can point to their own school or another as an exam­ple of pro­vid­ing lap­tops or tablets to stu­dents and teach­ers and describe at least some of what has hap­pened because of this.

If you have been on this planet long enough to remem­ber or to even have seen reruns, you know that the TV series Star Trek was once inno­v­a­tive, unusual and unique.  Then it was can­celled and went off the air.  After a while along came Star Trek: The Next Gen­er­a­tion and Patrick Stew­art, Whoopi Gold­berg and oth­ers took the idea even fur­ther.  A new set, fur­ther inno­va­tion, dif­fer­ent char­ac­ters and entirely new species, drama and deci­sions ensued.  At some point Patrick Stew­art usu­ally said, “make it so” to a direct report who described a seem­ingly impos­si­ble series of tasks to undo the lat­est fiasco.

1-to-1 as a fac­tor in schools has moved from the orig­i­nal Star Trek (Any­time Any­where Learn­ing) to a a big­ger bud­get and wider cast over a num­ber of years and to larger and larger instal­la­tions (OneLap­top­Per­Child; Maine: 2002; Syd­ney: 2008-present) to now The Next Gen­er­a­tion where pub­lic, pri­vate (inde­pen­dent), parochial and char­ter schools have con­sid­ered and adopted 1-to-1 in many fla­vors and iter­a­tions.  I’m not sure who said “make it so” at all these schools but it is so, now, and there are many 1-to-1 schools, dis­tricts, states and even countries.

I will be writ­ing a longer blog post here, at my per­sonal blog, and for the Any­time Any­where Learn­ing Foun­da­tion all about how 1-to-1 has evolved. But first I’m hop­ing to get a bet­ter pic­ture of what The Next Gen­er­a­tion means, and what mor­ph­ing has occurred since the very first lap­top school at Methodist Ladies’ Col­lege Mel­bourne (1990).  So I’m hop­ing if you are at a 1-to-1 school, dis­trict or state that you will con­sider respond­ing to the 1-to-1:The Next Gen­er­a­tion sur­vey.  I’m going to leave it live for about a week or two and may inter­view a few peo­ple as well.

Thanks very much,
Pamela Livingston

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*


*

synthroid online pharmacy synthroid online no prescription buy synthroid online valtrex online pharmacy buy valtrex online valtrex no rx zoloft cheap buy zoloft no prescription cheap zoloft can you buy lamisil online lamisil online without prescription lamisil online overnight prozac online no prescription buy prozac online without prescription buy prozac buy propecia overnight propecia online pharmacy purchase propecia order priligy online without prescription buy priligy online no prescription buy priligy online no prescription cheap lasix online lasix online no prescription buy generic lasix online buy generic tadalafil online buy tadalafil online tadalafil online no prescription buy retin-a online without a prescription retin-a online without prescription retin-a online pharmacy cheap sildenafil online sildenafil online without prescription buy sildenafil cheap online order strattera online buy strattera online buy strattera no prescription buy neurontin online with mastercard neurontin online pharmacy order neurontin online without prescription buy cheap nolvadex nolvadex online without prescription buy generic nolvadex can you buy zovirax online zovirax online no prescription buy zovirax