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The case for one-to-one device access in schools

After a recent Headteacher Update webinar focused on what schools can do to close the digital divide, Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith and Sarah Evans discuss different ways of achieving one-to-one device access and how this approach can unlock powerful learning

As we discussed during the recent Headteacher Update and SecEd webinar on the digital divide, the pandemic has led to the children in our classrooms having an unprecedented level of experience in using technologies as part of their learning (APPG, 2021).

As we all move forwards from the pandemic and find our own “new normal” ways of working, one of the significant conversations has been about how to incorporate these experiences meaningfully into planning for the future.

As recently revealed by the Department for Education’s Education Technology Survey, a majority of schools are now working towards a one-to-one device approach (DfE, 2022).

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