According to the National Education Technology Plan published by the Department of Education Office of Educational Technology, "Technology can be a powerful tool for transforming learning. It can help affirm and advance relationships between educators and students, reinvent our approaches to learning and collaboration, shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps, and adapt learning experiences to meet the needs of all learners."
North Canton City Schools identified supporting creativity, innovation, and a culture that fosters a growth mindset as important action items in their overall strategic plan. Technology integration is the perfect platform to integrate and advance those efforts.
Although the district had piloted a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative in the past, there was strong feedback to show that every student having the same device would allow teachers to plan more effectively.