Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

1-to-1 for Everyone: Putting Devices in the Hands of Every Student and Teacher Is Not about the Device or the Software-It's about Clearing a Path to Teaching and Learning

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

1-to-1 for Everyone: Putting Devices in the Hands of Every Student and Teacher Is Not about the Device or the Software-It's about Clearing a Path to Teaching and Learning

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1-TO-1 implementations are cheaper than ever. District tech leaders can choose from a growing field of affordable tablets, laptops and 2-in-1 devices, and the universe of open educational resources continues to expand. This cornucopia of options was evident at the recent ISTE conference in Atlanta. There wasn't one single "must-have" device or disruptive app; in fact, the most exciting products I saw were device- and platform-agnostic tech tools with a simple goal: making all the pieces of educators' digital life work together smoothly so that they can focus on teaching.

Since we here at THE Journal share this goal of transforming education through technology, we are dedicating this entire issue to 1-to-1 best practices for teachers, principals and administrators of all stripes. No matter what your job title, 1 -to-1 should be your business. A theme that recurs throughout the issue is that 1-to-1 initiatives should not start with a device, but rather with a well-considered plan than engages administrators, teachers, parents and students and can be rolled out in such a way that it doesn't interrupt, but rather accelerates, learning. …

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