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1:1 Chromebook Initiative

2019/2020: District Supported 1:1 Plan

Vision: Create an equitable and sustainable model for technology-enabled classrooms that prepare students to thrive in a connected, digital world in alignment with the Jeffco Generations strategic plan.

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Ute Meadows Elementary 1:1 Initiative 

Ute Meadows is committed to preparing students to be college and career ready; communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking skills are essential to thrive in the 21st century. Having ongoing access to technology will allow our students to consistently practice and apply those 21st-century skills, and prepare them for a variety of post-secondary options.
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Benefits of a District Managed Device

Instructional Benefits

  • Prepares students for success in a digital world
  • Develops responsible creators and users of technology
  • Facilitates technology-enriched instruction that can be customized and student directed
  • Provides opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all learners at various stages of learning
  • Enables teachers to more efficiently understand students' learning and adjust instruction accordingly
  • Encourages opportunities for students to collaborate and connect with broader audiences
  • Allows students to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways

System Benefits

  • Equity: All schools provide equitable devices and programming for their students
  • Device Consistency: Reduces time spent on device management and troubleshooting issues in the classroom; devices can be used at any school within the district
  • Connectivity: All devices will automatically connect to the instructional WiFi
  • Added Security: A security filter will be installed on all devices for use at school and home
  • Testing: Students will take state-mandated tests on their own devices
  • Convenience: Loaner devices will be available through the library during repairs 

Classroom management

One of the biggest concerns for parents and teachers is ensuring the safety of students online and making sure students are actively engaged in class. Chromebooks that are rented through the school will have software that allows teachers to monitor all student screens, turn all screens off in order to minimize distractions, and project student work to the front of the room. 

Additional benefits and information:

  1. Yearly technology fee of $50 to be paid in Jeffco Connect
  2. Device will be managed by Jeffco for added security
  3. WiFi automatically connects to the fastest network (Internal vs Instructional)
  4. Educational apps will be pushed out to all student devices
  5. Students can take state-mandated tests on their device
  6. Students will keep the device over school breaks and summers, making learning a year-round activity
  7. Equity and consistency for all teachers and students
  8. Schools receive digital learning tools, teacher professional development to instruct with those tools, Internet filtering, bandwidth, and additional support
  9. Device warranty and repair through the school for manufacture defects and an accidental warranty can be purchased

 

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