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1:1 Programs Amplify Instruction… For Better or Worse


Pupils In Class Using Digital TabletSeth Denney, Instructional Technology Specialist

Before I started to write this article, I asked two non-techie colleagues for ideas. Both of
them told me, “Write about how 1:1 programs are not improving teaching and learning.”
Challenge accepted…

Technology Amplifies Instruction
Districts have implemented 1:1 laptop programs for several reasons, hoping to teach 21st
century skills, compete with other districts for open enrollees, and improve student
achievement (among other reasons). But we all know that there is no panacea in education.Buying technology, without changing instruction, can be very costly.

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