Schools began considering One to One approach in education where every student had access to a laptop, notebook or iPad. One to one access means that students no longer dependent on shared resources in traditional computer labs. With the rise of the iPad, schools were able to consider BYOD, bring your own device as an alternative to traditional funding. Digital tools for educating students shifted from a limited shared resource to a personal resource available to them 100% of the time.
The 1 to 1 approach allows class notes, exercises and projects to be completed within the classroom, without relying on access to the computer lab. It is now possible to move towards a paperless environment within the classroom. Even if you don’t have a 1 to 1 classroom, most students still have access to a smartphone. So the technology is already in the outside world, so let’s catch up and bring these tools into our classrooms.