Initally, when I found out that a 1:1 school existed in my board, I was jealous. I wanted a laptop too. I wanted my students to have laptops. Everything would be more awesome if my school became that school. If only my longview had been informed with more savvy, I am sure I could have found ways to build capacity towards Modern Learning thinking instead of bemoaning an EDU shift that I did not fully understand or appreciate. Derrick made it clear that the tech is not necessarily a guarantor for robust learning experiences. The deeper truth that emerges is that when starting a 1:1 program there also has to be a focus on 1:1 culture shift. He has spent several years working through the details of growth within his tech accelerated context and now after a few starts and stops, shows what teachers and students can do when culture and tech approach harmony.

You can find Derrick on Twitter @Mr_Schellenberg 

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