How would you like your education? Laptop, Tablet, Device or Combo?
If your school is well resourced and embraces newest practices in teaching and learning, you likely already have implemented a 1:1 laptop program. Others, however, may be in the process of deciding how to support student learning through technology and what tools are most appropriate. While it seems that most are currently in agreement that a laptop is still the primary device needed, others are beginning to question if tablets or other devices will soon replace the laptop. When will a single no longer be sufficient to support student learning in the 21st Century? My students currently often use their iPod Touch and handphones (many already have smartphones) in the class. Some are also bringing a Apple iPad or Galaxy Tab with them to class. Sometimes these tablets are used as complimentary devices along with their laptop and other times (less so) theSo, the questions really should be posed to students, “How would you like your education?”
1:1 One laptop for each student
1:1t One tablet for each student
1:1d One device for each student (usually referring to something like an iPod touch)
1:1+ One laptop for each student plus other devices