Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Technology Distribution on a Low Budget

In the Boston area, where I live, cities and towns are struggling desperately to maintain staffing and service levels under very tight budgets. Layoffs, budget cuts, and regionalization grab local headlines every spring. Similar conditions certainly exist everywhere else. All these issues make it very challenging for school districts to fund broad-scale technology initiatives.
Still, a growing number of school districts in Massachusetts are pursuing 1:1 educational technology implementation at a rapid pace. At the most aggressive level, the goal is one mobile device for every student, teacher, and administrator in every building and at every grade level. I know of one community that boasts it has launched 1,000 iPads.

(See my complete column on the topic at

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