The Numbers

How many computers are enough?
You need enough computers so that each student can access the technology, when it is needed.
Students and teachers need technology when and where they need it. Regardless of whether it's a laptop on a field trip or a scanner in the computer lab, the issue is not numbers. The issue is timely access.
 
The Parks Canada page provides access to a wealth of great resources. This website could be used by an entire class at once with a computer hooked to a large screen. The materials at the website could also be used by small groups or individuals. The key is not the technology, but the activity and the need for a particular type of technology and student grouping to fit a specific learning outcome.
 
 
The Numbers
How many computers are enough?
 

Do It!
 
Many states and provinces have discussed the issue of "numbers" and "ratios". How many computers are enough? 1/1, 1/5, 1/10, 1/20...?
 
Discuss:
 
Should we base computers needs on "ratios"? Why or why not?