GHAPS 1:1 Student Device Program
Over a two-year period, a committee of teachers, administrators, community members and parents met to discuss how technology could positively impact our classrooms, and better prepare students for their experiences after graduation. This group felt strongly that any technology in the classroom should do the following:
- Increase Access to information Equitably
- Allow Students to Create, Collaborate and Communicate in Their School Work
- Help Create Student-Centered Classrooms
- Increase Student Engagement
The 1:1 technology program is divided up into two parts; Elementary (Y5-4) and Secondary (5-12)
The elementary 1:1 initiative will be cart-based, and devices will not travel home with students. Students will be assigned a device that they will return each day. The expectation is that students will keep their device in good working order.
Students in grades 5-12 will be issued a Google Chromebook that they will take to and from school each day. This device will travel back and forth to school with the student, and follow that student through the life of the device. The expectation is that the student will keep the device in good working order and use it to complete their school work.
Devices at a Glance
iPad Air (Y5-2nd Grades)
The iPad Air is a tablet style device with a touch interface, 32GB of storage, front and rear camera, and a rugged case.
Dell 11 Chromebook (3rd - 12th Grades)
The Chromebook is a laptop-style device with an operating system that is basically an Internet browser. It is not like typical laptop. You cannot install programs on it, but rather this device relies on apps and extentions to be added. The Chromebook has a front-facing web camera, microphone, and 16 GB of storage for offline files, and requires an Internet connetion for most of its use.
Dell 11 Chromebook website