The Lie about Computers in Schools: When 1 to 1 is 0 to 1

You may have heard about all of the schools that have 1 to 1 devices , Chromebooks, iPads or Windows computers. It’s a lie.

I’m not saying that no schools have a device for every child. I’m sure some do. However, one thing the last four years has taught me is that surveys, or even interviews, are no substitute for going into a building to see for yourself.

We’ve been looking at the barriers to implementing educational software in schools. In the process, we’ve visited 42 schools, in the US and Chile, along…