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. Whether those chromebooks go home or are in carts, the chromebooks have a name of the student assigned to it.
4. When will K-2 teachers and students receive devices?
Murray City School District will begin our Phase 2 of Technology by getting a device for all students in grades K-2 beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.
5. Will Chromebooks be allowed to go home?
Yes. MCSD has rapidly adjusted to Digital Home Learning in light of the global pandemic and allowed all devices to go home where needed and available for hybrid and online only learning. Students in Grades 3rd-12th grade have their Chromebooks traveling to and from school each day.
6. How should teachers disperse Chromebooks?
Elementary students grades K-2 will have Chromebooks with a charging cart located in their room. Their devices will be used throughout the day and returned and charged overnight as well. A Chromebook device is tied to one user so it is necessary for students to receive the same Chromebook each day. Students grades 3-12 will bring their Chromebook to and from school each day fully charged. They will be given a Chromebook bag to safely transport their Chromebooks.
7. How do I access applications in my Chromebook?
You must have a Google account, which has already been created for staff and students.
8. 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.
9. Will staff members and students have a Gmail account?
Students and Staff will have a gmail account (see answer to #8 above). Staff have access to all Google Apps.
10. 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. Click here for even more Blended Learning Tools and Curriculum Resources
11. Will students have headphones?
Headphones will be available for testing and online applications as appropriate.
12. 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.