I wonder if its not more important to engage the students than to hand them a computer. A computer or a tablet device is important don’t get me wrong. All I ask is that you find creative ways to make use of them. For example. With one device per student maybe they could be engaged in online extra classes that teaches the student with interesting and engaging projects. For example. I’m sure you can find math problems from being a football coach.
So my thoughts are an IT-strategy should not be about technology but about people.