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Strategies for One-to-One Computing Success

BP_BYOD_resizedA growing number of school leaders have recognized the benefits of making sure every student has access to a digital learning device, both in the classroom and at home—but there are a number of barriers to making this happen.

With the generous support of Black Box, we’ve assembled this collection of stories and other resources to help you overcome these barriers in your schools, so a device for every student becomes reality.

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6 reasons why Chromebooks are the device of the moment


By all accounts, Chromebooks are the device of the moment. But why? We look at the reasons Chromebooks are surging in schools.…

When one-to-one goes wrong


Not all one-to-one implementations are smooth sailing. From filtering and training to server crashes, here's what to keep an eye on.…

Follow these 10 one-to-one classroom tips for every educator


Wherever you are on the one-to-one spectrum we have some advice to help you move forward and make the most out of these new resources in your classroom.…

Anatomy of a successful Chromebook rollout


Best practices and PD tips for going one-to-one with Chromebooks When Lyle Evans looks around his district and sees that its year-old one-to-one Chromebooks implementation is running smoothly,…

How to survive an ed-tech crisis


In successfully rebooting its one-to-one computing program after an initial setback, Guilford County has achieved what other districts with high-profile tablet missteps, such as L.A. Unified, have not…

The 10 questions to ask before you start your one-to-one program


Many schools start by asking the wrong questions before they embark on a one-to-one program. It's about vision, not devices, says one expert.…

A one-to-one program done slowly—and right


Superintendent Steven Webb’s successful one-to-one rollout could serve as a roadmap for districts Dr. Steven Webb’s rise as a visionary leader in K-12 education is as much a…

Tips for launching a one-to-one initiative


The Clear Creek Independent School District in Texas truly puts the public in public education. I cannot think of a more profound example of this statement than what…

Beyond ‘one-to-one computing’: Time for a new approach

Beyond ‘one-to-one computing’: Time for a new approach

Adding a digital device to the classroom without a fundamental change in the culture of teaching and learning will not lead to significant improvement. Unless clear goals across…

How to make one-to-one computing a success

How to make one-to-one computing a success

What are the keys to success in rolling out a one-to-one computing program in schools? “Before you look for keys, you need to have a car,” tweeted Sam…

Maine laptop program offers lessons in ed-tech implementation

Maine became the first state to implement a 1-to-1 laptop program.

Nine years after it became the first state in the nation to initiate a 1-to-1 laptop program in its schools, Maine continues to innovate with technology and has…

Are computers for every student a wise investment?

A low student-to-computer ratio is a factor in boosting graduation rates, researchers say.

Daily technology use in core subject-area classes, frequent technology use in intervention courses, and a low student-to-computer ratio can play a critical role in reducing dropout rates, new…

One-to-one computing programs only as effective as their teachers

Studies show that 1:1 success depends more on teachers than on the equipment itself.

A compilation of four new studies of one-to-one computing projects in K-12 schools identifies several factors that are key to the projects’ success, including adequate planning, stakeholder buy-in,…