Table of Contents

Introduction      1
Guiding Principles:3
        1. Bridge the digital divide3
        2. Teach 21st century skills5
        3. Reform teaching methods6
        4. Provide effective professional development8
        5. Prepare preservice teachers for the 21st century classroom9
        6. Provide rich multimedia resources10
        7. Provide the appropriate tools to all students and teachers11
        8. Provide adequate technical support12
        9. Assess 21st century skills13
        A. Review of State and National Laptop Initiatives31
        B. National Educational Technology Standards53
        C. 21st Century Skills55
        D. Florida STaR Chart58
        E. Florida Educator Accomplished Practice #12: Technology71
        F. Florida STaR Survey77
        G. Laptops for Learning Teacher Survey82
        H. Software90
        I. Research Direction94
        J. References97

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