1. COMPUTER LABS. Students are connected to the Internet everywhere except in school. Regardless of their income bracket, most kids carry around a world of information in their pockets on their mobile devices, and yet we force them to power down and disconnect, and we confine them in obsolete computer labs. A modern school needs to have connectivity everywhere and treat computers more like pencils than microscopes.
I’m in year 4 at an all-girls high school. When I arrived, the computer lab had already been removed to make way for a much-needed classroom. However, each year following there were a handful of faculty asking for a computer lab - the classroom on wheels was difficult to use, and unreliable.
I’m knee deep in a wireless rollout - which will help build the framework for BOYD and allow us to meet students where they are at throughout the building. We’re greatly expanding computer availability in our library (from 28 to 68!). But I still hear murmurings about computer labs… what’s your take?
If you have a computer lab would you miss it?
If you don’t have one, do you miss it?