School board candidates on the issues: Has the implementation of Apple devices in the classroom been a success?

As part of the initiative launched in 2014, every Shawnee Mission student has his or her own Apple device.
As part of the initiative launched in 2014, every Shawnee Mission student has his or her own Apple device.

We continue this morning with item four from our questionnaire for the Shawnee Mission Board of Education candidates:

4.) In 2014, the district launched its “one-to-one” technology initiative, investing tens of millions to provide every student with his or her own Apple MacBook or iPad. Since the roll out, some teachers have expressed concern about lack of training opportunities on integrating the devices into lesson plans. Some parents have complained that their kids are spending a good deal of time of the devices for non-classroom activities. Do you think the one-to-one initiative has been a success? Why or why not? Does anything with the program need to change?