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I responded to your question here....
https://vt-school-it.slack.com/archives/C2PKBABEV/p1490963902113981



On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 8:41 AM Robert Whitcomb <[log in to unmask]>
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> I am interested in this discussion as some of our middle school teams have
> also suggested this. I see issues with devices being broken and blame being
> passed around with no one taking ownership, which is already an issue with
> kids stealing or misplacing other students devices and chargers. I am
> looking forward to others opinions.
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> On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 8:25 AM, Drew Blanchard <[log in to unmask]
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> Greetings!
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> 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
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