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May/June 2017 Issue

Technology Today: A 1:1 Classroom

The alarm clock on your phone. The emergency weather alerts via text message. The satellite radio streaming from your phone. The wireless thermostat. The watch that makes calls and sends messages. Stop for a second and consider technology’s vital role in your life, society, and world. With this in mind, it seems only logical that classrooms across America incorporate technology and provide technological experiences for students. This concept is not new. In the ‘80s and ‘90s, classrooms visited the school library or computer lab where students could type stories or play educational computer games. Fast forward nearly 30 years, and school districts are now issuing computers to students like they are textbooks. This movement, termed 1:1 (one to one), provides one school issued computer or device per student. Since there are both positive and negative aspects of 1:1, the key to a successful 1:1 classroom experience requires parents and educators to maximize the positives and be aware of the concerns. 

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