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Final Report and Recommendations of the Laptops for Learning Task Force: 2004

Final Report and Recommendations of the Laptops for Learning Task Force: 2004

In 2003, the “Laptops for Learning” Task Force in Florida was charged with assessing the use of mobile laptop computers in all learning environments as it relates to student success in grades K–12. The Task Force was charged with producing a final report that addresses, at a minimum, the following issues: 1) Studying national and state laptop initiatives to identify best practices as measured by student achievement or other measures of success; 2) conducting a cost/benefit analysis of mobile technology as defined by anytime, anywhere authentic learning; and 3) examining the equity of educational opportunities to ensure that students will have 21st century learning skills. After a careful consideration of existing laptop initiatives, the needs of our students, and the readiness of many... Show More

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