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Great Lakes 1:1 Computing Conference 2011

Register now for the December 1-2, 2011
Conference to be held at Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, WI
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August Articles:

"Ready, Fire, Aim.." 
Using Web 2

Michigan Online Resources for Educators


Sustainable Innovations


1:1 Institute Board


William A. Hamilton -       President
Brian A. McNulty
    Vice President
James Eck -

 Eileen Lento -




1:1 August Events

Training & Conferencing

  • San Diego Unified Schools
  • San Diego County Schools
  • San Marcos, CA
  • Poudre School District, Ft. Collins, CO
  • Ovid-Elsie, MI
  • Coronado, CA
  •  Doha, Qatar

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The benefits of one-to-one learning are enormous - for those who participate in the program, as well as for those who are helping transform education through their contributions.


Learn more about joining OTO and the benefits by visiting our website.

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We would love to hear from you and highlight your comments in our next issue.  Tell us about exciting products, software, technology tools or instructional strategies that you would like to share with other teachers.


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"Ready, Fire, Aim",  Tom Peters and Schools-A Primer

 By Leslie Wilson, CEO, One-to-One Institute


I recall being struck by Tom Peters' urging leaders to 'act' to make changes necessary for success on the business front.  His comments about getting ready and then 'firing' - that is taking action - resonate among education practitioners particularly now, with the United States economy desperately seeking a competitive workforce.  However, many are talking about engaging funds and time to 'research' what we need to do to transform schools. It is necessary for us to thoughtfully focus on the purpose, efficacy and influence of much of the research being applied in schools.


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Using Web 2
By Tammy Stephens, President  eClass4Learning



This week I was involved in an incredible learning community of over 90 educators centered around Daniel Pink's book A Whole New Mind.


The book talks about how the two hemispheres of our brain work differently. The left side of the brain processes numbers, words, logic, lists, details and order. The right side of the brain processes pictures, imagination, color, rhythm, space, and global thinking. The premise of the book is that the convergence of three global trends: abundance, Asia, and automation are leading to a transition from the Information Age to the rise of a new Conceptual Era. Pink includes six types of right brain thinking that are needed to compete in the Conceptual Era. The six types of thinking include: Design, Story, Empathy, Symphony, Play and Meaning. 




Michigan Online Resources for Educators (M.O.R.E.)


more mdeTen years ago if a student was asked to draw a picture of a library the student would have probably drawn a large building filled with bookshelves and a librarian at the front desk checking out books. Today the picture would probably look vastly different with the new drawing including a student in front of a computer looking at books online. Over time as technology has advanced, many resources have moved forward into the digital age. Today countless resources are found on the internet.

In 2008 the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) partnered with the Michigan eLibrary and Wayne State University to create an online resources portal, Michigan Online Resources for Educators (M.O.R.E.). M.O.R.E. is hosted by the Michigan eLibrary and can be found at



Sustainable Innovation
By Alex Inman, Senior Collaborator - Educational Collaborators


inman picSo many schools are "moving to one-to-one," as though it is some sort of destination.  One-to-one isn't a destination, it is a starting point that requires a tremendous amount of effort to maintain sustainable innovation.  That's a tough concept.  What is sustainable innovation?  I've managed one-to-one programs at three different schools over the last 13 years.  Launching a one-to-one is hard.  It is a major innovation for any school.  How do you keep it fresh?  When is the right time to change the devices, the software, the PD model?


The second program I launched used Linux and Open Source software on the laptops.  Many in education equate Open Source with "free."  However, it is the freedom, not the "free-ness" of Open Source that makes it a model for sustainable innovation.





GL 1:1 Computer Conference 2011


GLCCGlobeheaderYou're invited to our 2011 Great Lakes1:1 Computing Conference on December 1-2, 2011 to be held at the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa.This third annual conference provides hands-on practical experiences for administrators, technology directors and teachers.
Whether you are investigating the possibilities of 1:1 mobile technology or you are looking to continue to grow and improve your existing program, we have sessions for you.


Click on the link below to register.



If you have any questions about the event or how to register, please contact our office.

Thank you for interest in 1:1 initiatives, and I look forward to seeing you at the Grand Geneva this December!




Technology for Learning:  A Guidebook for Change


Tech & Learning recently produced a new guide for school districts, administrators, teachers, and community members interested in implementing change in education by integrating technologies in all aspects of a student's learning. Written by Leslie Wilson and Mike Gielniak from the One-to-One Institute, the book is a comprehensive narrative of the steps necessary for successful planning, designing and implementing one to one teaching and learning programs.


This FREE online book can be found on the Digital Learning Environments




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As 1:1 implementation spreads worldwide, One-to-One Institute is assisting countries, states,  districts, schools, and communities in all phases of planning and implementation.  The Institute designs and develops a customized approach to effectively work within each organization's structure, culture and parallel endeavors.  While there is diversity among establishments, the common focus is on student achievement through a learner-centric, personalized approach powered by technologies.  The mission of One-to-One Institute is to transform education by personalizing learning through universal access to technology.




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