Baltimore County Public Schools is moving toward an instructional digital conversion or a 1:1 platform – meaning that each BCPS student will have a digital learning device in his or her hands, and standards will ensure that each classroom has a 21st century technology environment. Technology allows students access to more information– not just more information, but more accurate and timely information. Technology allows for personalization. Unlike a teacher instructing a group of 20-30 students, technology can move at the exact pace of each student, and teachers can receive instant feedback and assessment that can help them get a better handle on what students understand and what knowledge they are able to apply. Technology in no way replaces the teacher but it allows students to be continually challenged. Through a systematic process of integrating technology with instruction, the digital conversion will be driven by our curriculum and our commitment to maximum outcomes for each child.