Is one-to-one mobile computing an essential tool that can help transform K12 education, increase student achievement, and prepare students for 21st century success? Or,as some suggest, a waste of money, time, and energy?
The honest answer is—it depends. Now, you are probably thinking, how can an employee of a high tech company say such a thing? Let’s explore what I mean.
Well-implemented, systemically-driven technology initiatives provide teachers more flexibility to meet each student's needs and enable students to develop 21st century skills such as critical thinking and collaborative problem-solving. This, in turn, leads to an increase in student engagement, motivation, and attendance, higher achievement, and reduced dropout rates.