CCSS Institutes a One-to-One Laptop Program in Grades 3-12
Central Community School System is investing in its students today, their futures, and the Central community with the incorporation of a One-to-One Laptop Program. This program provides access to technology resources for all students in grades 3-12 to prepare them for an ever-changing workforce.
The district goals for the program include increased student achievement and learning with an emphasis on developing the knowledge and problem-solving skills required for the establishment of a changing workforce; access to equal educational opportunities through access to technology; increased student engagement, resulting in increased attendance; student ownership of learning, and reduced off-task behaviors; increased student-centered instruction; and opportunities for students to be academically empowered. One of the many positive results is that students will become respectful digital citizens who are responsible with technology.
Learning is still the focus in the classroom. The laptops do not monopolize the classroom, nor will they replace quality teaching. The laptops will follow a long list of learning tools used in classrooms for learning throughout time such as chalk boards, pencils, white boards, calculators, encyclopedias, typewriters, film strips, records, and CD-ROMs. Such devices give students better opportunities to read, research, organize, create, and communicate across disciplines. There are lessons in the absence of technology. Paper and pencil, as well as other learning tools, are still used in the classroom.
This program ensures that students are prepared for a future that is filled with consistently changing technology. Please contact the principal at your child’s school if you have questions about the program. Thank you for your continued support of Central Community School System.
- If we already own a laptop, can my child use this one instead of the school-issued laptop?
- I heard that the user fee is $20. What if I have more than one student in grades 6-12?
- What protection is in place on the CCSS laptop?
- How are issues of inappropriate usage handled?
- Can I create my own account on my child’s CCSS-issued laptop?
- May students take the laptop home?
- Have we studied other school systems that have implemented this long term? Have we asked the hard questions such as," What would you do differently? What has been a nightmare for you in this process?"
- Does my student have to use a laptop?
- I am undecided about whether I want my student to bring the device home each day. What are the benefits of bringing the device home?
- Do we have to have Internet access at home?
- Is CCSS providing an Internet carrier for home use?
- Will my child use the laptop in every course?
- What if a student forgets to bring the laptop to school?
- Will my student need to spend hours on the laptop for homework now?
- Is the school going paperless? Will everything be done on the laptop?
- Will my student spend too much time looking at computer screens?
- How is using the laptop in a 1 to 1 learning environment supposed to help student achievement?