No, not necessarily. That’s a myth designed to get you to commit to hardware refresh cycles—in other words, to spend budget to replace devices that might otherwise still have years of life ahead of them.
Here are some other questions to ask yourself before you decide to buy all-new hardware: Has your district achieved 1:1 status yet? How much money and time are you spending per device? Per student?
If you can't answer those questions to your own satisfaction, take a minute before you spend any hard-won IT budget dollars and review our webinar slides. This quick, free session combats some of the myths we’ve all grown to accept and believe when it comes to education technology, as well as details how you can maximize your district’s previous technology investments.