TIME – Technology Independent Model for Education™ – takes the curriculum-based approach and begs the question: does the student really need a device all the time, to carry from class, to class and to home?
1:1 Initiatives tend to focus on devices because the school or district is seeking equity and access. TIME – Technology Independent Model for Education™ – takes the curriculum-based approach and begs the question: does the student really need a device all the time, to carry from class, to class and to home?
Don’t they already have a smart phone, tablet or laptop of their own? Some students have all three, plus a higher end computer at home – that’s connected to a printer, for a 1:1 device that will address near-term needs, such as assessment testing. However, what is the long-range plan for these devices after the testing is over?
As we delve further into TIME – we’ll provide the inquiry process to understand and define requirements for these areas, and then examine principles for maintaining and supporting them:
Just in TIME...student devices should be deployed on an “as needed” basis. The basis provided by a curriculum and schedule, then dictated by the teacher and classroom practice.
Instead of deploying devices to each classroom according to a standard, devices are requested, scheduled, prepared, deployed, recovered.
The IT operations team is a pre-configuration and deployment team as opposed to a response and repair team.
Traditional computer labs may still be part of a TIME model, wherein:
Devices are procured based on curriculum requirements.
Curriculum requirements are based on: