One-to-One Laptop Program
at Madison Middle School
Getting Started Videos
Maineís One-to-One Laptop program has wonderful resources to help teachers get started with their laptop program. Here are several short videos to help you with your students and the netbooks.

Part 1: This video focuses on the reasons for going 1-to-1, tips for teachers to get started without feeling overwhelmed, and the need for teachers to be open to learning with and from students and other teachers.
  • 00:00 The Teacher
  • 01:16 Introductions
  • 01:53 Take a Deep Breath and Try One ThingÖ
  • 02:30 The Value of 1-to-1
  • 04:26 Learn With Your Students
  • 05:50 Learn With Other Teachers
  • 08:41 Maineís Focus on Learning, Not Technology
  • 09:28 Itís Urgent that We Get This Right; We Can Do It


Part 2: This video focuses on teaching with internet-based information, promoting higher order thinking and student engagement, managing a 1-to-1 classroom environment, and preparing for technology glitches.

  • 00:00 Introductions
  • 00:44 Finding and Evaluating Information on the Internet
  • 03:30 Pushing Students to Higher Order Thinking
  • 04:47 Student Engagement
  • 06:14 1-to-1 Classroom Management
  • 10:00 When the Technology Doesnít Work (part 1)
  • 10:45 Maineís Focus on Learning, Not Technology
  • 11:14 Itís Urgent that We Get This Right; We Can Do It