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

By Stephen Noonoo, Editor, @stephenoonoo
March 23rd, 2015

Asking the right questions can make all the difference, says a one-to-one pro.

questions-one-to-oneWhen preparing for one-to-one programs, schools today spend too much time thinking about the device and not enough time on why they’re launching a one-to-one program in the first place.

That was one of the key takeaways of a one-to-one themed session given by Ann McMullan–former executive director of educational technology at Klein ISD in Texas who now works as an ed tech consultant–at the Annual CUE 2015 conference in Palm Springs last week.

“If you have the money, ordering the devices is easy,” she said. “The No. 1 challenge is: How do you make life inside today’s classroom relevant to the students’ lives outside the classroom, and prepare them for their tomorrow? We need to think about students being creators of content, not just consumers.”

During the session, McMullan shared 5 “start factors” that she called the keys to success of any one-to-one program as well as the top questions schools should ask themselves.

Next page: 10 questions, in order