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Maryland Evaluates Five Year Laptop Program

In 2005, Talbot County Schools, located on Maryland’s eastern shore, launched an innovative initiative that provided a new laptop computer to each ninth grade student for use at school and at home. This video documents the initiative’s evolution into an example of systemic change within the school system that has resulted in significant positive outcomes for students, families, teachers, administrators and the community. Superintendent Karen B. Salmon, school administrators and teachers involved discuss the project’s philosophy, goals, and migration from drill and practice instruction to experiential learning. Watch video.