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Research continues to support the many teaching and learning benefits of one-to-one laptop learning. Benefits range from improved student engagement and teacher-student interactions to the attainment of 21st century skills and the transformation of teacher practice. Additional benefits include improved student writing skills, increased teacher enthusiasm and retention as well as increased parental and community involvement. This document captures the collective wisdom of "Emerge Project" participants. The lessons they have learned are described in terms of promising practices in the following areas: (1) Visionary leadership and sustained innovation; (2) Thoughtful and systematic planning and management; (3) Continuous professional development; (4) Sufficient technology, infrastructure and technical supports; (5) Ongoing assessment and evaluation; and (6) Involved parents and communities. As such, this support resource is intended to help educators successfully implement one-to-one laptop learning in Alberta's schools. Appended are: (1) Emerge Project Case Studies; (2) Emerge Project--Participating Jurisdictions; (3) Essential Components for Implementing Technology in Schools; (4) The Cyclical Process: Using Data to Drive 21st Century Learning; (5) The Collaborative Inquiry Model; (6) One-to-One Laptop Learning Resources; (7) A Framework for One-to-One Success: EPC; (8) Mobilizing the Millennials: Blueprint for Action; (9) NEIRTEC: Lessons Learned About Providing Laptops to All Students; (10) Sample Acceptable Use Agreement--Chinook's Edge School Division; and (11) Sample Project Charter--Rocky View School Division. (Contains 2 footnotes and 11 endnotes.)

Descriptors: Community Involvement, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Writing Skills, Educational Benefits, Data, Models, Educational Resources, Inquiry, Canada Natives, Catholic Schools, Junior High Schools, Rural Schools, Electronic Learning, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Technology Integration, Educational Policy, Program Implementation, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Administration, Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Planning, Access to Computers, Case Studies, Guidelines

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