1-to-1 Computing

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Special Report Laptops & Learning: How Technology Is Giving K-12 Education a New Look
Education Week examines the massive expansion in the use of laptops and digital curricula in K-12 and what it means for student learning. 
May 17, 2022
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Classroom Technology Case Study: The Hard Transition to 1-to-1 Computing Continues
Eighty-five percent of educators said their districts now have a device for each individual student at all grade levels.
Alyson Klein, May 17, 2022
6 min read
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IT Management What Schools Can Do Now to Ensure Their New Technology Lasts Beyond the COVID Cash Boom
Devices bought with federal emergency funds are going to be outdated in a few years, with no new money to replace them.
Alyson Klein, May 17, 2022
8 min read
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IT Infrastructure From Our Research Center What the Massive Shift to 1-to-1 Computing Means for Schools, in Charts
1-to-1 computing has expanded at a rate few could have imagined prior to the pandemic, creating opportunities and problems.
Kevin Bushweller, May 17, 2022
1 min read
Illustration of woman using laptop.
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IT Management Q&A What We've Learned From a Quarter Century of 1-to-1 Computing
A school district tech expert outlines how the expanded use of laptops in schools has created opportunities and challenges.
Elizabeth Heubeck, May 17, 2022
4 min read
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IT Management How to Tackle Big Tech Problems in Schools: 3 Case Studies
See the strategies three districts are using to improve digital equity, upgrade cybersecurity, and solve staffing problems.
Kevin Bushweller, March 8, 2022
6 min read
Susan Gilley, the executive director of federal programs and instructional technology for the  Harrison Public Schools in Harrison, Ark., created the GOBSmobile, a mobile learning library and STEM lab for students.
Susan Gilley, the executive director of federal programs and instructional technology for the Harrison Public Schools in Harrison, Ark., created the GOBSmobile, a mobile learning library and STEM lab for students.
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School & District Management Leader To Learn From A DIY Approach to Boost STEM Engagement in Rural Schools
Arkansas educator's technology integration and mobile STEM lab offer students better access during remote instruction and beyond.
Sarah D. Sparks, February 16, 2022
8 min read
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Classroom Technology Opinion Some Teachers Are New to Laptop Integration. Here’s How to Manage It
Let students help set expectations and make sure both you and they know how to use the tools are just a couple suggestions educators offer.
Larry Ferlazzo, September 13, 2021
15 min read
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Classroom Technology Opinion 20 Suggestions About Teaching in a Class Where All Students Have Laptops
One tip from experienced teachers: Working in a one-to-one classroom is more about a shift in teaching and learning than the use of devices.
Larry Ferlazzo, September 7, 2021
11 min read
Classroom Technology Online Summit Technology & the Pandemic: What’s Next for Schools?
When it comes to the use of technology, what’s next for schools?  Join the discussion to tackle issues surrounding this important question.
May 26, 2021
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IT Management Schools Are Flush With Stimulus Money. Will They Waste It on Unproven Technology?
Districts are throwing billions of dollars at ed tech that could be ineffective, underutilized, and come with hidden long-term costs.
Benjamin Herold, April 20, 2021
8 min read
A line of volunteers carries iPads to be delivered to parents at curbside pickup at Eastside Elementary on March 23, 2020, in Clinton, Miss. Educators are handing out the devices for remote learning while students are forced to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak.
A line of volunteers carries iPads to be delivered to parents at curbside pickup at Eastside Elementary a year ago in Clinton, Miss.<br/>
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center During COVID-19, Schools Have Made a Mad Dash to 1-to-1 Computing. What Happens Next?
Districts that purchased devices for hybrid and remote learning will have to determine how to use them for in-person instruction.
Alyson Klein, April 20, 2021
8 min read
Sam Urban Wittrock, left, an advance placement World History Teacher at W.W. Samuell High School, displays a wifi hot spot that are being handed out to students in Dallas on April 9, 2020. Dallas I.S.D. is handing out the devices along with wifi hotspots to students in need so that they can connect online for their continued education amid the COVID-19 health crisis.
Sam Urban Wittrock, left, an advanced placement World History teacher at W.W. Samuell High School, displays one of the Wi-Fi hotspots that were handed out to students in Dallas in April of 2020. The Dallas school district gave the devices to students who needed them to do schoolwork at home during the pandemic.
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center Most Students Now Have Home Internet Access. But What About the Ones Who Don't?
Here's what school districts, states, and the federal government are doing to improve at-home access to devices and the internet.
Mark Lieberman, April 20, 2021
8 min read
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IT Infrastructure The Big Pandemic Tech Challenge: Reliable, High-Quality Internet Experiences for All
Simply providing a student with a device and internet connection at home isn’t enough to ensure high-quality online learning.
Mark Lieberman, March 10, 2021
12 min read