1. What is the district’s 1:1 Initiative?
The primary mission of the 1:1 technology initiative is to improve student achievement by providing opportunities for students to personalize learning through universal uninterrupted access to knowledge that can transform teaching, learning, and assessments.
2. What is a Chromebook?
The Chromebook is one of the devices that will be used to implement the 1:1 initiative. For more information, view the video below:
3. Who receives a Chromebook?
As part of the district’s 1:1 Initiative, all students in grades K-12 will receive a Chromebook beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.
4. Will Chromebooks be allowed to go home?
Yes. Students in Grades 1st-12th grade have their Chromebooks traveling to and from school each day. Kindergarten students have a 1:1 Chromebook available to them in the classroom in carts.
5. How should teachers disperse Chromebooks?
Students grades 1st-12 will bring their Chromebook to and from school each day fully charged. They will be given a Chromebook bag to safely transport their Chromebooks. It is recommended that students leave their charger at home and charge it at night before coming to school each day.
6. How do I access applications in my Chromebook?
You must have a Google account, which has already been created for staff and students.
7. How do staff and students login to their Google account?
Teachers should use their same email address as their google email. If you have questions on your password or student login, please contact the Help Desk.
8. Will staff members and students have a Gmail account?
Students and Staff will have a gmail account (see answer to #7 above). Staff have access to all Google Apps. Students and staff in elementary access most apps through Clever. Secondary students and staff access apps through Google single sign on or directly through Canvas.
9. What programs can I use to integrate technology into the curriculum?
There are several programs the District uses to integrate technology. Click here for a comprehensive list of Open Education Resources. Click here for a shared list of instructional resources.
10. Will students have headphones?
Headphones will be available for testing and online applications as appropriate.
11. Will there be additional professional development for using technology in the curriculum?
Yes. Technology and Instructional Coaches will be working side by side with teachers in a student centered approach to increasing student engagement and achievement. We have Level 1 and Level 2 Technology Certification Courses available as well as a path to Ed Tech Certification.