The school district has already begun our forth year of having a 1:1 device for all 9-12 students. We are currently in our third year of grade 7 and 8 also having a 1:1 device. The numbers of computers at East and West have dramatically increased with enough devices for each student in K-6 beginning 2017.
Students in grades 7-12 continue to take the devices home and grades K-6 will leave the devices at school to be used in the classroom.
It is very exciting to see students sitting on Main Street using their devices for homework and group discussion.
As part of our growing experience with the 1:1 devices, we no longer have the Parent-Student computer evening. We have now shifted to providing this important information in a very short video commentary. Mr Howard narrates the PowerPoint slides with special emphasis on student and parent responsibilities with the devices. The video commentary is just over 7 minutes long.
The PowerPoint Commentary will also be playing at JSH on the large screens throughout the day. Some classes may also choose to show the video in class.
As part of our evolution with the 1:1 learning devices, we have gone paperless forms. Students will log into the Student PowerSchool Portal and will acknowledge they have received the equipment and secondly have watched the previously mentioned video. It should only take a minute for students to answer the questions. Parents will receive a copy of the inventory through email. If there are any questions about the Inventory, please visit with Ryan Ohrt in the JSH Technology Office.
This link is the Parent and Student Agreement 2016 please review this document during the month of September.