Don Berger - Cary Academy
Cary Academy began 11 years ago. English & Foreign language received 1:1 in the classroom first.
Last year went to 1:1 for all subjects. 715 student tablets. Grades 6-12. Essential to outfit students, faculty AND key staff and leadership. Pilot program with toshiba laptop for teachers and switched to tablets for 1:1 based on faculty committee.
Tablets over Laptops
-Screen down mode
Tablet does add $150 to plan
*Classroom management becomes an issue. Students are tempted to use them in ways that you do not want them to. Limit access - block social networking sites. Bandwidth gets eaten up by Youtube.
Daniel Pink A Whole New Mind - the future of our students is in creativity