Like it or not (and judging by social media chatter, some of you really, really don’t like it), technology in learning is likely here to stay.
Not every school will become a building full of glass walls and lecturing holograms that allow students to collaborate with historical figures and international peer sets at the same time while swiping between multiple apps while literally-visualized data swirls around their heads.
But a classroom void of any modern technology at all is unlikely.
Which brings us to the matter of funding. The following infographic from Digital Learning Now offers 3 of the most common ways schools can fund technology-rich classrooms.
While the most effective might just be BYOD (which we’re assuming would fit under option 2), in most countries other options exist, including grants (not listed). The infographic also includes some statistics about the current state of technology access. (100% of American schools have at least one computer with internet access?!)
3 Common Options To Fund Technology-Rich Classrooms
1. State & District-funded
2. Parent-Pay Model
3. Mixed Model