"Technology will not replace great teachers but technology in the hands of great teachers can be transformational." -George Couros, innovative teaching, learning & leadership consultant & speaker
Smithton CCSD 130 is pleased to be able to provide a personal device for every student in grades K-8 to be used inside & outside (4-8) the classroom. Student personal devices are meant to enhance each student’s educational experience. The mission behind providing each student with a personal learning device is to foster learning with an engaging and challenging environment that will prepare our students for high school and beyond. For students, the ability to use technology effectively and efficiently to get work done, to creatively produce work & to effectively communicate and collaborate with others are critical skills in the 21st century.
Chromebooks & iPads enable teachers to create a student-centered, student-driven environment that encourages innovation and creativity. In a global society, students are able to use their personal device as a gateway to information and as a means to collaborate with others.
Each K-2 student is provided an up-to-date Apple iPad (Gen 7 or Gen 9) for in-class learning. During winter months (during the unpredictable weather season), those students bring their iPads home. iPads are loaded with age level appropriate programs and teacher-approved games to enhance learning. During the winter they can be utilized for "inclement weather" days should one be called.
Each 3-8th Grade student is provided a Dell Chromebook 3100 or 3110. Our Chromebooks are renewed on a 5-year cycle. Students use their program for a variety of activities in their classrooms and beyond. 4th through 8th Grade students bring their devices home each night to charge and to have them available for at-home use should the need arise.
Mrs. Meredith Geoppo
Board Policy 6:235 - Access to Electronic Networks
Authorization to Access Electronic Networks (signed upon enrollment)
Student Technology Agreement (signed Fall 2023 or upon enrollment)