Purchasing laptop computers and software can be an expensive undertaking.
Are you getting value for money with such an investment?
the early days of implementing a one to one programme the presence of laptop
computers may be seen by the teacher as anything but a benefit. As
familiarity and range of teaching strategies increases the benefits start to
This area of the Transum website is designed to share thoughts about how
the easy access to ICT benefits teaching and learning..
Top Ten Benefits
Research supports the fact that carefully considered use of ICT improves learning.
Provide students with access to resources in a digital form that would be impossible to provide in other ways.
Students can rely on always having a device on which they can
interact with their school work and plan their time
Software application configurations will be the same at school as at
home (and anywhere else)
The portable nature of the device means students can use it to
collect Science data outside, film PE skills and take the laptop on
field trip to collect real data to use in Maths lessons.
Less of a desktop footprint than a desktop computer; Less of an
obstacle to obstruct eye contact than a desktop computer.
Have shown students to take more ownership of their learning and
thus become better independent learners.
Provides multiple opportunities for easy communication between
teachers and students
Students don’t have to carry around text books and so many exercise
Lessons tend to be more ‘hands on’ and engaging for students.