1:1 Initiative

Calamus Wheatland Community School District provides portable computing devices for students in grades PK-12.  Preschool through first grades have iPads in their classrooms. Second through sixth grades have 1:1 Macbook laptops in their classrooms. Seventh through twelfth grade students have 1:1 Macbook laptops that can be taken home. 

Seventh through twelfth grade students use their assigned Google Apps Education account for email, documents, spreadsheets, slides, etc. In addition, there are many apps and extensions that students use to facilitate and enhance their learning.

The devices used by the students are managed by District’s Information Technology team.  This includes content filtering which is forced to each device both at school and off campus.   The Calamus Wheatland Community School District is compliant with all provisions of the Child Internet Protection Act.

Internet and Online Safety Resources:

There are numerous quality resources for parents to start discussions about online safety and digital citizenship with their children.  The District encourages parents to closely monitor their child’s online activities.  Students should provide their student login credentials to all the district systems to their parents.

This is a list of excellent resources for parents and students:

I Keep Safe

FBI — Parent Guide to Internet Safety

Netsmartz Kids

Internet Safety — National Crime Prevention Council

National Cyber Security Alliance

Common Sense Media (Great Parent Resources)

Laptop Policy Use Forms:
(for all students in grades 7 and those students new to the district this school year, one Agreement Form per family and one Acknowledgement Form per student)

Tutorials and Support


Getting Started on the Computer
15 minute lesson to learn about what a computer is and how to use a mouse and keyboard.

Using a Mac:  14 minute lesson to learn how to use a Mac with an OS X operating system.

Basic Search:  7 minute lesson to learn about search engines. 

Navigating a Website:  6 minute lesson to learn how to navigate a website.

Pages Tutorials

Introductory Video

Spell Check Tutorial

Formatting Text

Line Spacing