With the rapid growth of one-to-one
mobile computing in recent years, several resources
are available related to planning, implementation and
evaluation phases of Emerge 1:1 wireless learning initiatives. See below under the following headings.
Year 2: Moving Forward
This section contains resources intended to help teacher practitioners, project leads, and administrators reflect on their projects, set goals and directions for Year 2, and decide upon next steps.
Get Moving Action Plan - a framework to help you assess your progress in the area of two important 21st century skills
Guide To Assessing Critical Thinking - rubric designed for teachers
Guide To Assessing Teamwork and Collaboration - rubric designed for teachers
Facilitation Guide for DVD - to accompany DVD of project presentations from April 2008 Community of Practice event
21st Century Learning
The Apple Learning Interchange
Galileo Educational Network | Classroom Initiatives
Jenkins White Paper Confronting the Challenge of Participatory Culture “A growing body of scholarship suggests potential benefits of the participatory culture, including opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, a changed attitude toward intellectual property, the diversification of cultural expression, the development of skills valued in the modern workplace, and a more empowered conception of citizenship. Access to this participatory culture functions as a new form of the hidden curriculum, shaping which youth will succeed and which will be left behind as they enter school and the workplace.”
21st century learning What exactly is 21st Century learning? This brief article provides a definition.
21st century skills graphic Graphic representation of the enGauge 21st century learning skills
21st century skills - The Metiri Group has created the enGauge 21st Century Skills list based on two years of research. This list, organized into skill clusters, provides educators with both a common understanding and a common language for talking about the skills, attitudes and literacies students need to be successful in a knowledge age.
Employability Skills - Conference Board of Canada's Employability Skills 2000+ are the employability skills, attitudes and behaviours needed to participate and progress in today’s dynamic world of work.
Innovation Skills Profile - The Innovation Skills Profile isolates the unique contribution that an individual's skills, attitudes, and behaviours make to an organization's innovation performance. From the Conference Board of Canada.
Maximizing the Impact The pivotal role of technology in 21st century education
The Horizon Report 2007 Research report that identifies and describes emerging technologies that are likely to impact teaching, learning and creative expression
Launching Self-Directed Learners Rationale and strategies for metacognition and assessment for learning in creating self-directed learners
Critical Thinking A list of resources from the Metiri Webinar about Critical Thinking held on March 7, 2007
One Note and Learning Styles - pamphlet from Microsoft One Note
Charter Template for Education -- Shortened Version - A project charter
template adapted from that provided by Alberta Education.
of the Pie: Project Management Workbook - Use
this workbook during the summer institute while creating
the project management plan for your initiative. Used
with permission from Mark Bevan.
Action Plan Sample Template - Use this spreadsheet
during the summer institute to create the project management
plan for your initiative.
Status Report Emerge 2008 - The reporting template for the October 2008 Status Report.
Communications Toolkit - This package is intended to help you inform your communities about your local projects.
Adult Permission Form - This is a copy of the Alberta
Education FOIP permission form used for adult participants
in this initiative.
Computing This is a guidebook to help you make the right decisions.
This 44 page document addresses such topics as: technology
decisions, program planning, leadership, instructional
support, technology and curriculum integration, professional
development, technology infrastructure and technology
support. This document is a special section of Technology
and Learning which has been underwritten by HP, Microsoft
1 to 1 Learning - Apple Education provides a number
of resources for teachers and principals involved in
1:1 mobile computing.
Diverse Learner Guide - Teaching and learning resources
written by Apple Distinguished Educators focused on
meeting diverse learning needs.
Solutions for K-12 One-to-One Computing Intiatives -
This Web site and the information contained herein are
resources for education leaders and others interested
in implementing one-to-one anytime, anywhere computing
in K-12 education.
- A resource that identifies six essential conditions--systemwide
factors critical to effective uses of technology for
Learned About Providing Laptops for All Students -
A planning document based on lessons learned from a
number of laptop initiatives.
Metiri's Cyclical Process: Using Data to Drive 21st Century Learning - Power Point slide summary from the May 2007 Webinar.
Computing in Education - The Penn State Center for
Computing in Education provides a number of resources
to support schools involved in 1:1 mobile computing.
Teachers for One-to-One - A summary of ten tips
to help educators working in laptop environments thrive.
Learning Web Sites
Independent School District - A Computer for Every
Student: Teaching and Learning In A One-to-One Classroom
The Irving ISD is in the midst of
implementing a plan in which every high school student
receives a laptop. A brief overview of the implementation
is followed by a look at the changes in instruction
that occur in a 1-to-1 instructional environment.
The site provides a number of examples of subject
area integration, an examination of classroom management
issues, a look at staff development and ideas for
starter activities to use in a 1:1 classroom.
From The Laptops Initiative - This site is dedicated
to sharing the learning from an Irish initiative aimed
at enhancing literacy and inclusion in second-level
schools through the use of mobile ICT.
Institute - is an unique leadership organization
advancing one-to-one teaching and learning research,
development, implementation and mentoring.
and videos about one-to-one - this site features
4 videos and a number of podcasts. Membership is free.
Maine Learning Technology Initiative - provides
numerous resources for teachers involved in 1:1 computing
- offers a wealth of information, resources and opportunities
to support innovative teaching and leading in k-12.
Digital Formats of Authorized ELA Novels - provides information on novels authorized to support the Grades 4 to 12 English Language Arts program of studies that are available in digital formats, including e-texts, considerate texts, and digital versions of synopses and study guides.
- offers information and inspiration for innovative
teaching in k-12 schools.
Educational Network - offers resources, information,
rubrics, classroom examples and planning support to
innovative teaching in k-12 schools.
- provides learning resources for Alberta's k-12 community.
Preliminary Results Year 1 - PowerPoint Presentation given by the research team at the April 2008 Community of Practice Event.
Metiri Emerge Project Website - a collection of articles, updated surveys, and resources related to the Emerge project
Fall 2008 Professional Learning Day/Community of Practice Resources
Critical Thinking - Case am session
Critical Thinking - Case pm session 1
Critical Thinking - Case pm session 2
Critical Thinking - Balcaen pm session
Critical Thinking - Stephenson
enGauge 21st Century Skills
Cheryl Lemke - Student Engagement
Leslie Wilson Principals' Session (warning: large download)
Emerge Promotional Video produced by U of Lethbridge (75 mb) right-click and choose Save Link
Spring 2009 Professional Learning/Community of Practice Days: Resources
Task Design Rubric - CoP Day
Admin - CoP Day