1:1 Computing Drives Success in Schools

“SNS Project Inkwell: New Achievements in 1:1 and Sister Schools Programs”: With David Engle, Director of Operations (U.S.), Project Inkwell, and Superintendent, North Platte School District; Kathy Hurley, SVP Strategic Partnerships, Pearson Education and Pearson Foundation; and David Achim, President and COO, SkyFiber; hosted by Tom Greaves, CEO, the Greaves Group, and Member, Inkwell Steering Committee

Transformed classes substantially outperform non-transformed classes.

1:1 classrooms substantially outperform 2:1 or 3:1 dependent upon principal training, sufficient bandwidth, etc.

1:1 classrooms have higher graduation rates.

Students at a New York school have created geospatial maps of the Bronx Zoo using mobile phones.

Schools that really get it right with 1:1 are those that flow from instruction equality, drive kids to think deeply, model 21st century skills.

Many students across America do not have access to broadband at home: we must create a system of broadband access to every child in America so that they can engage in real-time, when they have ideas, not only during school hours.

Bring adults onboard by bringing digital instruction to the classroom; kids teaching adults in the classroom.

How do we innovate to drive broadband access?

In a small Arkansas town of 26,000 people, provided blanket broadband wireless access to 26,000 people for only $25000.

Leadership and technology innovations must mix in order to A Failure of Nerve by Edwin

The average kids in school only have 8 milibits ps.

Getting 4G services to schools is really important, but leadership and funding mechanisms are severely lacking.

It would cost less than $7000/kid per year to transform schools to 1:1, including learning materials, wimax, etc.

David Engle: “Get off the textbook treadmill.” Textbooks are inefficient, un-engaging.