At Sheldon Middle School, seventh and eighth grade math students no longer use laptops in the classroom and return them to a cart when they’re done. Now that the district has implemented a 1:1 program, all students have touch-screen Chromebooks they use both at school and at home.
In class, students take notes directly onto the screens of their laptops with a pencil or stylus while their teacher introduces math concepts on a Smart Board. Her goal is for her students to create their own digital notebooks full of worksheets and homework assignments that she distributes through Google Classroom. One benefit of a digital worksheet is that a student can open a new, blank copy when he or she needs some extra practice.
Students who miss a day of school or want a refresher on, say, how to measure circumference can also use their laptops to refer to a library of almost 100 short YouTube videos their teacher has created (one for each math skill). So far, the 1:1 program has been a success, helping the students stay organized. And thanks to these digital tools, no one loses their homework.
Source: EducationSuperHighway, N’West Iowa Review