The times they are a changin’. It used to be, the only thing you had to worry about budgeting for in education besides the usual cost in personnel, infrastructure and maintenance — was textbooks. I know, I have simplified this list — but let me digress. Today there is an ever growing need for schools to go digital, but how to do so and to fund it properly is a growing problem that is quickly spiraling out of control. Let me explain.
You see, the talk in education is the knowledge that it is in the students’ best interest if the school or district could find a way to put an Internet capable device in the hand of each child. Yes, what we are talking about is the ever so popular adage “going one-to-one.” Just think of the possibilities. We give every child in our school or district a device that can connect them to the ever changing world instantly. From flipping the classroom, to MOOCs to virtual field trips and so much more. The options are truly endless. We can make learning, fun, engaging, personalized and well expensive.
Let’s face it, one-to-one is expensive and the ever popular question keeps popping up in schools worldwide, how do we fund it? According to Doug Johnson of Educational Leadership magazine, in the December 2011/January 2012 issue, “schools in the United States spend a lot of money on education technology—estimated then to be $56 billion dollars—36 percent of which is spent in K–12 education.”1
Teachers first: How Schoology is changing the way schools buy technology PandoDaily (blog) Plenty of edtech startups have built brilliant products that leverage technology to improve the way teachers teach and kids learn.
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