Lynne Rauch, former Superintendent of the Schaumburg, Illinois School System, provided a dynamic and enlightening presentation on one-to-one computing to a full house of attendees.Now Apple Computer's National Strategic Initiatives Director, Lynne discussed the challenges that schools face today-among them are: districts have more requirements and fewer resources and need to move from being industrial to digital.
With 1:1 Computing (a laptop for every student), students have 24/7 access, constant connections, improved communication, and improved learning.She
went on to say that with 1:1 computing, students earned higher achievement scores, expanded technical skills, better critical thinking skills, and developed 21st century skills.In her
closing message, Lynne
stressed that districts should "start young," put the iBooks in the hands of the young children, grades 4-8 when implementing 1:1 computing.