Why is Lincoln Lutheran implementing a 1:1 learning initiative?

There are two main reasons we are implementing a 1:1 Learning Initiative:

Instructional reasons:

  • A 1:1 learning initiative will allow teachers to use instructional practices they cannot currently use because a computer lab is not always available when needed.  See Appendix 1 for specific examples.
  • A 1:1 learning initiative will allow teachers in specific subject areas to teach lessons in ways they are not currently able to do.  See Appendix 2 for specific examples.
  • A 1:1 learning initiative will make more time available for instruction as less time is spent moving back and forth between a computer lab and the classroom.
  • A 1:1 learning initiative will help level the technological playing field. Currently there are some students who have a device while other students do not. Students with a device have an advantage over students who don’t.  

Financial / Technical reasons:

  • A 1:1 learning initiative will remove the need for additional computer labs. There are not enough rooms in the school building to provide the computer lab space needed by students and teachers.  
  • We will be able to use the money that would be needed to provide computers for additonal computer labs for other technological purposes.  A 1:1 learning initiative will allow for a wiser use of our facility and financial resources.
  • A 1:1 learning initiative will allow us to explore utilizing electronic textbooks.
  • A 1:1 learning initiative will allow us to continue to utilize standardized tests as testing companies (ACT, NWEA) move away from pencil-and-paper test.