Yesterday was an excellent start to the Lausanne Laptop Institute, my first — and I hope not my last. As you may have read yesterday, I opened the conference with a keynote on contemporary literacy, which seemed to have been well received. A vast majority of the attendees are from independent schools from 26 states and six countries. So the perspective is somewhat different from that of public schools and uniquely valuable to me.
Today I will facilitate a roundtable discussion on 1:1 issues and other topics that have been opened in sessions that were delivered yesterday or during the networking activity last night. To leverage the ubiquity of laptops and tablets in the audience, I’ve set up a wiki for people to pose their questions and then fill in answers as they occur during and after the roundtable.
Also, being that this is a wiki, I would like to invite interested parties outside of the Laptop Institute, and especially from the current Building Learning Communities Conference, to pose essential questions about 1:1 initiatives on the wiki and respond to others as the day continues and afterward. This could become a useful document — or not. We’ll see.
To establish a presence on the wiki, simply go to the wiki home page, click the register link, enter your name and where you are from (city/country) using no punctuations, and then hit the submit button. You will return to the wiki home and your name will appear at or near the bottom of the list. Click it to pose a question. If you are asked for a password, it is “teacher”. Also click the names of others that are colored blue to read their questions and perhaps participate in the answers.