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Friday, March 23, 2007

KATOM!


It's about time - time for a blog, that is.

Fresh from presenting at the Davidson Institute in Rehovot, Israel, where the KATOM project is going strong in six schools with students and teachers equipped with laptops. Fascinating to be in Israel, to hear about the challenges and successes of the program, and to visit schools. 1-to-1 learning offers so much but it's not straightforward, it's messy -- as it should be. Each school in the program approaches laptop learning a bit differently. One of the most interesting is the ceremony they have for all students when they receive laptops, which includes publicly signing a committment contract. Another is "KATOM Day" with all the students visiting the Weizmann Institute of Science to participate in learning activities.

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