The educational landscape is changing. Everyday new technologies emerge to replace the old familiar education tools. Gone are the days of notebooks and pencils. Today’s classrooms have laptops and tablets. One-to-one programs are more popular than ever as schools are beginning to realize the power these devices harness in the classroom.
Twenty-first century learning environments require a different kind of knowledge for IT professionals. You’re now expected to be facilitators and pioneers of the latest tools and gadgets on the market. The faculty looks to you to teach them not only how to use new technologies, but how to incorporate them effectively in the classroom.
Two of the following three articles document the challenges and ultimate success of two schools implementing a 1:1 program. The first is Pamlico County High School located in rural North Carolina. The second is the Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles, California. The last article is a collection of tips for measuring ROI.
Throughout these stories a few major themes have emerged as key components of a successful one-to-one. Check out the slideshow for 10 tips from your peers.