What’s the point of a 1:1 program? The point is not to waste taxpayer dollars, or to make our existing worksheets into digital worksheets. Our goal is to truly transform learning to attain Deeper Learning.
As with much of what we do, we didn’t just make it up. We have read and observed and talked to educators around Virginia, around the United States, and around the world.
KQED has a great blog post that explains it really well.
So what defines deeper learning? (…) mastering content, critical thinking, effective written and oral communication, collaboration, learning how to learn, and developing academic mindsets.
Look at the last two. You will never teach kids all there is to know. Give them the tools, and the mindset, to get there after they leave your classroom.