There used to be a very clear distinction between BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and 1:1 computing or device programmes in schools. However, since the popularity of 1:1 device programmes driven by parental payments or contributions has increased, the lines are becoming a bit blurred. No longer is a student using a school-issued device exclusively on-premises. They are using a device which has – technically – been issued by the school, but is being paid for by the parent, and are using it as fully personalised learning device both in school and at home. Read More
Investing in technology in your school can be a hard sell to the wider leadership team. Throughout the year, you retain a laser-like focus teaching quality and student attainment levels, therefore securing the best results. This means that any significant chunk of budget can be tricky to lock down, and many a school is encouraged to “make do” with what they’ve got.