The purpose of providing laptops to students is to provide digital learning opportunities to help meet the needs of students in the 21st century. The 1:1 Laptop initiative aims to enhance student learning by creating a personalized, student centered learning environment where every student has a laptop to use in school and at home. The 1:1 initiative will allow students and teachers to explore and utilize web tools and software to better prepare them to excel in a modern work environment in which a diverse set of skills and expertise is required. Students will leverage these tools in the classroom to learn how to collaborate, analyze data, and be effective members of a team.
The goal is to prepare students to live, work, and thrive in the digital world they are inheriting. In order to do this, teaching and learning will need to change. The 1:1 Laptop initiative gives students the tools to have instant access to the world of information and also to become producers rather than just consumers.