Create a Sense of Personal OwnershipSharing computers disconnects students from the responsibility of protecting our investment in these technology tools. We currently have a high rate of damage to these shared laptops.
1:1 computing places the responsibility directly in the hands of each child. Experience indicates that this creates a sense of ownership and pride. This shift in perception has been correlated to a decrease in loss and damage.
We expect to see a decrease in our rate of damage, but we intend to continue to plan for our current amount of damage. Even with this plan, the cost remains less than the cost of continuing our customary methodology.
With 1:1 computing, each device is assigned to a specific student. This enables us to hold each child responsible for their device.