Jarrett York

X130e for Education

X130e for Education

It’s 2:00 pm on a Wednesday afternoon. The teacher is showing a movie to the class to finish up the lesson. The lights are dim and some of the kids have their heads laid across the corner of their desks, nearly dozing off. There is nothing but dead silence in the classroom as the movie plays on….when suddenly a big loud THUMP startles everyone….the little boy in the middle of the third row dropped his computer on the floor. In the past, a situation like the one we just described may have resulted in a broken computer, cracked screen or potentially corrupted hard drives making repairs necessary, which means additional costs for the school. More importantly however, it means that the boy in the middle of the third row either is forced to share someone else’s computer or get behind in class while he waits for his computer to be fixed. A computer on the desk of the little boy in the middle of the third row is indicative of the move to 1:1 curriculum. The days of watching movies on 27-inch CRT tube TV’s on top of tall squeaky carts and playing “Oregon Trail” on the “community” classroom computer are over. There is a computer on every desk, and schools are beginning to leverage technology - making school days much more exciting and effective.This is the classroom of the 21st Century, not our mother’s classroom, not even our old classroom. With the trend towards a 1:1 eLearning curriculum, the need for...

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