As part of our 1:1 transition, I have decided to undertake a series of interviews with educators who have experience in this area. I have come up with the list of questions below that I will ask the people that I interview. Please feel free to add any questions you would like answered in the comment section of this post.
Tell me a little about your background:
Why are you a proponent of 1:1?
One of the first issues that people bring up is the fact that they are concerned about students being distracted. How do you respond to this?
What about concerns about the cost of going 1:1? What are the areas where schools can reduce costs by going 1:1?
How can going 1:1 increase student engagement?
How will going 1:1 benefit students?
Any last comments on 1:1?
Thanks to Rich Kiker for taking the time to speak with me on 1:1! Rich is a former teacher whose expertise in the area of technology and 1:1 allowed him to go off and start his own consulting business, Kiker Learning.
One of my favorite lines from Rich is his comments on the cost of not going 1:1. "If schools are comfortable with planed obsolescense then they should maintain the same course."