UPDATED: One2One Chromebook Initiative – Edison/Pfeiffer
Today’s students are digital natives and this is how they learn, how they communicate, and how they solve problems. The presence of technology in the lives of our students in undeniable. It’s time to bring that technology into the classroom every single day. This is education in the 21st century. The focus of the One2One program in the Perry Local Schools is to provide tools and resources for the 21st century learner. Excellence in education requires that technology be seamlessly integrated throughout the educational curricula. Increased access to technology is essential to build upon college and career readiness skills. The individual use of Chromebooks in the classroom is a way to create a personalized learning environment that fosters collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking for all learners. Each student in grades 5 thru 8 will be issued a HP Chromebook and case at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, at no cost to the students/parents unless parents choose to purchase optional insurance. Students in grades 5 and 6 will use their assigned chromebooks during the school day while students in grades 7 through 12 will use their assigned chromebooks at school and at home. Students/Parents will be required to read and sign three documents, the Student/Parent Laptop Policy and Acceptance Receipt, the District Acceptable Use Policy, and Optional Insurance Protection Form found in the Student/Parent Handbook, before the Chromebook and case will be issued to the student. The Student/Parent Chromebook Handbook and information for the distribution of the Chromebooks will be posted on the Perry Local Schools district webpage and the Edison and Pfeiffer webpage beginning June 11th, 2018. Copies of the Student/Parent Chromebook handbook can be picked up at the front office of Edison Middle School for anyone that would prefer a paper copy.