An outstanding article. They really get into the details here. It’s a longer read, but absolutely worth it.
Two schools, The Master’s Academy in Oviedo, FL and Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown, DE have initiated ambitious technological programs, providing an iPad for every high school student. As we reflect on our programs and respond to the many inquiries that we receive regarding how schools may replicate our programs, the following general recommendations may be particularly beneficial. The 1-to-1 iPad programs at our schools are not identical; however, we share many similarities and have constantly collaborated throughout the entirety of our launches. Based on our experiences, we suggest that schools interested in iPad 1-to-1 programs must consider six critical areas for a successful iPad 1-to-1 implementation: leadership, cost, network function, security, philosophical frameworks, and pedagogy.