Whether you have kids of your own or not, they’re our future. Our doctors and nurses. Our lawmakers and lawyers. Our Supreme Court Justices. And, yes, even our President. That said, their educational success often falls back onto the school district and not the students themselves—and rightfully so. Seriously, have you ever tried to motivate a teenager? It’s not always as easy as you may have been led to believe. And that’s why programs like 1-to-1 are a natural way to help a student remain involved in their learning process.
For those of you unfamiliar with 1-to-1, the idea is simple: every student borrows or owns a notebook, tablet, or device that supports enhanced learning. There are several ways to go about achieving that ratio—discount or government-sponsored programs for schools are at the top of the list. But, cost aside, does 1-to-1 work? One study* found that students with notebooks had better writing skills than those without. Other published studies concentrating on different subjects had the same thing to say about science† skills and literacy‡.