Device Acceptable Use Policy & Procedures
CCSS Institutes a One-to-One Laptop Program in Grades 6-12 This Year
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 will provide access to technology resources for all students in grades 6-12 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 will 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 will be lessons in the absence of technology. Paper and pencil, as well as other learning tools, will still be used in the classroom.
This program will ensure 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.