ZDNet blogger Christopher Dawson, technology director for the Athol-Royalston School District in northern Massachusetts, offers his thoughts on how much of the capability of laptops given to students in a one-to-one computing program should be locked down, especially when the students are off-campus. "This is not an easy question to answer," Dawson writes. "On the one hand, we have vague mandates to filter content for students and will most likely be responsible for fixing machines on which students install software, encounter malware, etc. On the other hand, anyone implementing a 1:1 program should be trying to make the machines as...

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