Margaret Kuzmicz, Director of Technology at Carroll School, wanted technology that inspired students to learn, not discouraged them. Unfortunately, the Windows devices the school had at the time were clunky, slow, and difficult for students to use. Further, their common technical issues made them hard for the IT team to maintain. “Managing a Windows environment had many challenges, to the point where I needed to hire temps in order to get the devices ready each year,” says Kuzmicz. Since many students with language-based disabilities struggle with traditional reading and writing strategies, Carroll School wanted to provide intuitive technology that would help their students excel in the classroom. In thinking of a better solution for their students, the school realized that touchscreen devices would be easier for all to use, especially for their youngest students.