Starting in September of 2014, Upper Moreland High School embarked on a program to put technology into the hand of every student.  The goal of this initiative is to provide the technology tools to enhance teaching and learning.  This website is a resource and a guide to help support understanding of this important initiative.  This initiative continues for the 2015-2016 school year.

Technology in Teaching and Learning
Technology is often talked about as being an important tool for teaching and learning.  However, it's not often explained why.  We believe that equipping students with modern technology capable of accessing modern internet resources gives students the ability to learn with tools that are relevant and second nature enhances their ability to learn and can open the classroom up outside of the standard school day and building. 

The Device
The device that students will be using is a Chromebook.  A Chromebook is a lightweight laptop device that runs Chrome OS.  Chrome OS is a computer operating which is in some ways similar to Microsoft Windows or the Mac OS, but different in that the central user experience is focused around the web browser.  

Important Upcoming Dates and Information 

Over the next three years, our Middle School will become a 1 to 1 school.  There will be one computer (a Chromebook) available for each student.  This new process with begin in January with the eighth grade students.  Students will be bringing these devices home January 23, 2018 .  There is a technology fee in place for Chromebook use.  However, this fee will not go into effect until the beginning of the 2018-2019 School Year.  Students will return the device at the end of the school year.  When they move to ninth grade, Students will be issued the same Chromebook they used in eighth grade.

  • December (12/11/2017) - Start Middle School Technology Form Collection
  • January (1/22/2018) 7pm - Middle School HSA meeting - Discussion about Chromebooks
  • January (1/22/2018) - Chromebooks forms due
  • January (1/23/2018) - Distribution of 8th Grade Student Chromebooks
New for 2017-2018

The School District will be implementing Go-Guardian technologies (https://www.goguardian.com) for all District Google accounts.  This software will enable Teachers to better manage Chromebooks in the classroom.  The capabilities of this tool are tied to the District Google account, not specific devices.  This will allow management and visibility of student owned devices when all three of the following criteria are met.  1.  The active login is a school account:  2.  The device is on the school network:  3.  It is between the hours of 7:30am and 2:30pm, Monday through Friday.