Planning for 1-to-1

Learning places and spaces

In a 1-to-1 learning model, learning spaces are transformed to enable a new, more complete learning experience. Spaces are flexible, interesting, and inspirational and cater to a range of learning styles and modalities.

"The new buildings were designed with the aim of giving students a contemporary education so they are equipped with the skills they will need to be successful and productive members of a 21st century workforce and society. The design of the learning areas was influenced by the need to be flexible and supportive of different learning styles." Victorian School Principal

Video: Technology transforming learning spaces: Mt Waverley


Achieving anywhere, anytime learning is best done through a portable digital device. Research from the Netbook Trial, where students took the devices home, has shown that ownership and accessibility improves engagement, personalised learning, and reduces risk of damage to the device.

Strategies for successful classroom management

Some strategies which may assist in classroom management include:

  • Develop protocols with students - go through the school's Acceptable Use Agreement, Code of Conduct and other policy documents with your students so that agreed meaning on what is acceptable and what is not is established.
  • Simple instructions for getting students' attention when using devices, such as screens up, lids down.
  • Experiment with the layout of the classroom - traditional rows of desks do not facilitate collaboration and make it hard for teachers to view screens.
  • Have a back up plan for when a student does not have a device - have some class spares available for students to borrow.

Have you considered?

  • Do your learning spaces cater for different learning modalities?
  • Are the spaces flexible and engaging?


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