Devices

Devices were selected based on desired outcomes for student learning. The devices selected needed to provide a way for students to create, communicate, research, and collaborate. Teachers, administrators, DTC members and other key stakeholders from each school tried out the devices to see if the devices would allow students to use a rich variety of resources for research, create projects using a variety of Web 2.0 and multimedia tools (video projects, podcasting, Glogs, presentations, etc), collaborate electronically on projects (video conferencing, collaborating on documents), communicate (e-mail, file sharing), and showcase their learning (blogs, digital storytelling, e-portfolios). Additional needs identified included the ability for students to access digital content posted by the teacher and access other digital content (multimedia, online textbook resources, ebooks).
Phase 1
Chromebooks at Grades 3-6 at a 2:1 ratio
Chromebooks at the High School at a 1:1 ratio

Phase 2
Chromebooks at the Junior High Schools at a 1:1 ratio
Tablets at Grades PK-2 at a 3:1 ratio

Links to go to suggested Chrome Apps and Extensions

What tablets are being considered for PK-2?
iPads
Nexus Tablets