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The USF COE Laptop Initiative Student Wiki

Students from the Laptop Initiative have started a wiki (Password : laptop) to gather and record all of the things they've learned. It's a place to go for lesson ideas, resources, and information from those who know best — the students in the program.

Chalk and Wire

Chalk and Wire is the electronic portfolio system used by the USF College of Education. If you have any questions about Chalk and Wire, visit their website or stop

USF COE Laptop Initiative Pilot Cohort Report

Follow this link to read about the history of USF's College of Education Laptop Initiative pilot project.

The State of Florida Laptops for Learning Task Force Report

The Laptops for Learning Task Force has finished its report assessing the use of mobile laptop computers in all learning environments as it relates to student success in grades K-12. FCIT has made available an electronic version of the report.


AppleCorps@USF is an official student organization dedicated to helping you get the most out of your mac and your education. This is the on campus Mac User Group (MUG). For more information on joining AppleCorps, please visit their website or send them an email.

USF Academic Computing

USF Academic Computing has started a wiki that provides access to documentation for the applications supported by USF. The wiki also provides general information about the services provided by USF's Academic Computing.

The Apple Store

The closest Apple Store is located at International Plaza, near Tampa International Airport. The Apple Store has training sessions scheduled throughout the week on many Mac applications. Check out their monthly schedule for more information.

Apple Learning Interchange

This is a great site to visit for lesson ideas. This site also includes many tutorials targeted for educators. If you are interested in using iMovie in the classroom their Videography for Educators guide is a great resource that takes you through the steps of producing a video, from the selection of equipment and planning process to the actual shooting and editing of footage.



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