It is the third year we have had laptops in our lower school. We are not one-to-one, but we are close enough to be good to go. We got our shiny white Macbooks three springs ago and have not looked back. What is exciting for me to see, as I go in to each of the classrooms, is that the students are ready to pick up right where they left off. Even our first graders, who only used them for the first time last year are remembering their passwords and logging in without issue. For our second through fifth grade students, for whom this will be their third year using these laptops, they are ahead of the game; even ahead of where they were last year at this time.
So, my hope is, that the teachers whose students these children are, will not only admire and acknowledge the students’ acumen and recall, but will tap into that knowledge and excitement and move these students forward, engaging them with activities and projects that will allow them to connect, collaborate and be creative.