'1:X Computing' Aims to Tailor Digital Tools to Learning Tasks
In Cindy Nguyen’s first-period psychology class at Lewisville High School in north-central Texas, digital devices are everywhere: During a recent lesson, 28 students were using 17 school-issued iPads, two student-owned tablets, seven smartphones, and one of the classroom’s five MacBook Air laptops.
It’s the new face of learning in the rapidly changing Lewisville Independent School District , which is in the process of giving all 53,000 of its students access to “the right device at the right time,” part of a so-called “1:X” initiative that began last spring. District officials are currently seeking to trademark the “ 1:X ” name, which is also referred to as “1-to-many.”
Ms. Nguyen, a senior at Lewisville High, summed up the changes: “First, they gave us our phones back. Then they gave us iPads....
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