Greetings! One of our middle school teams has floated this proposal to change their instructional model for 1-to-1 devices next school year. To be blunt, it goes against what I consider best practices, but I want to do my due diligence and see if others have tried this structure, and any pros/cons. Here’s their proposal: *We’d REALLY like to see that chromebooks are a classroom tool; each classroom should have a set of them, and students in each class use an assigned chromebook as needed for that class. Chromebooks would not leave the rooms. Students would put the chromebook back at the end of class, move to their next class, then use the chromebook assigned to them in that next room (for that class). We’d like to do away with the idea of each student ‘owning’ a chromebook*. Who else is using this kind of structure with middle school students? To be clear, this is not a case of not having enough devices for each student; we have a ChromeBook for all students in grades 6 - 8. Teachers believe this will make it easier for them to keep track of all devices (and chargers). Drew -- Drew Blanchard Technology Integration Specialist Google Apps Certified Winooski City Schools 60 Normand St Winooski, VT 05404 vm: (802) 383 - 6073 I apologize for the following long, wordy, and required signature statement CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION. THIS MESSAGE MAY NOT BE FORWARDED. The information contained in this communication, including any attachments, is confidential, constitutes privileged communication, and is intended only for the use of the addressee. This message may not be forwarded without prior consent from the sender. The information in this e-mail is also protected by the rights afforded under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and school district policies. Any unauthorized use, forwarding, distribution,disclosure, printing or copying is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately at 802-383-6000 or return e-mail,and delete any copies of this message immediately. Any inadvertent disclosure of this communication shall not compromise the confidential nature of the communication.