Moving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer

Welcome to Yarmouth High School: 8 Years of Successful 1:1 Learning

On December 2, 2010, I had an opportunity to visit Yarmouth High School, in Yarmouth Maine, with a group from Sweden touring innovative schools in the state implementing 1:1 learning projects as part of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI.) This tour was organized by leaders of the Maine International Center for Digital Learning (MICDL.) I am continuing to share a series of videos I recorded on the tour, and am creating an index page for these videos on

In this video (1:19) taken from the start of our tour, Ben Nickerson, a senior at Yarmouth High School, welcomes our tour group and explains the format for our morning of learning alongside students and teachers.

In this 1:36 video, Ben explains how electronic collaboration at Yarmouth High School has made a wide variety of interactions easier and faster for students as well as teachers.

In this 1:23 video, Ben describes how students have increasingly taken on technology support roles during the school’s 1:1 learning project.

Many, many thanks to Alice Barr who facilitated this visit to Yarmouth High School for a great morning of learning!

Cathy Wolinsky, Sarah and Alice Barr

Learn more from Ben Nickerson as well as Ben McNaboe, the hosts of the Ben & Ben show, by viewing their 2010 K-12 Online Conference presentatation, “The Ben N Ben Show: Promoting Student Voice through a Student Hosted Webcast.” Visit their show’s homepage on Google Sites to access and view all their past episodes:

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3 responses to “Welcome to Yarmouth High School: 8 Years of Successful 1:1 Learning”

  1. Alice Barr Avatar

    Wes: Thank you for sharing your videos and for having us be your first post of the New Year!. It is really fun to see our students in action. I rarely get to digest it all during the school visits. I love hearing them explain how laptops have impacted their learning. Ben and Ben have been great models of student leadership. Their influence is evident all over school and have had a positive impact on staff and students alike.

  2. BenN Avatar

    This is incredible! Wes, Thank you so much for featuring our high school. It’s exciting to see our accomplishments be highlighted on the web. I’m honored to be a part of your blog and look forward to reading more of your posts in the future. Thanks!