Earlier this week, we took you to Holmes Elementary School in Miami to get a sense of a one-to-one classroom — where there’s one computer for every student.
As Florida schools prepare for a state mandate that requires half of all learning materials to be digital by fall of 2015. Lawmakers and educators are trying to figure out whether every schoolchild should have a tablet or laptop computer, as a state panel recommends.
At Holmes, the computers are XO laptops from the organization One Laptop Per Child. The two-tone plastic computers—which have not been without their critics—are designed to appeal to kids and get tossed around.
You can see a video of Holmes first grader Adam Redding and his mother, Lyndra Forbes, using one of the computers here: