...a slang term used to reference a scenario in which a company (usually, a software company) uses its own product to demonstrate the quality and capabilities of the product
The term's been around for a while, but it first came on my radar when Facebook asked their devs to switch to Android phones to experience the atrocity that is (now was) their Android app. Almost as soon as I heard about the idea of "eating your own dog food" I thought about iPad 1:1 programs.
The Wikipedia page goes on to say:
Dogfooding can be a way for a company to demonstrate confidence in its own products. The idea is that if the company expects customers to buy its products, it should also be willing to use those products. Hence dogfooding can act as a kind of testimonial advertising.That's a perfect way to frame my claim: if you're not willing to use an iPad as your sole digital device during the school day, you should not expect your students to do the same.
I'm not sure what else there is to say about it. I'm sure there are contextual arguments and other reasons why this "isn't possible." Rectifying that stuff is up to you, dear reader.
My goal is just to get that word -- dogfooding -- and the implications into your head.