Chrome Devices

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Collaborative Learning Environment

Students in grade kindergarten through 12 will use a Chrome device are for school and home use. The mission of the 1-to-1 (one Chrome device to one student) program in the School District of Haverford Township is to create a collaborative learning environment for all learners. This environment will enable and support students and teachers to implement transformative uses of technology while enhancing student engagement with content and promoting the development of self- directed, responsible lifelong learners.

Prepare Our Students

A laptop will provides students with the technology and  tools they need to access valuable resources throughout the connected world we live in. Our students need to be problem solvers and innovative thinkers in today’s ever-changing world. Our goal is to empower students with access to digital tools and resources so that they can personalize and direct their learning. Creating a technology-enriched learning environment allows students to pursue their unique academic interests and support learning inside and outside of the classroom - a continuum of learning - at all locations between school and home. We must prepare students for a world where they will have much more responsibility for creating and managing their own work. All of our students, regardless of socioeconomic circumstances, deserve the level playing field that access to technology can provide.

Goal

The goal of the 1-to-1 program in the Haverford School District is to create a collaborative learning environment for all learners.  This environment will enable and support students and teachers to implement transformative uses of technology while enhancing students’ engagement with content and promoting the development of self- directed, responsible lifelong learners and users. Students will transition from consumers of information to creative producers and owners of knowledge.  The District will integrate professional development for teachers and students to enhance classroom environments by implementing high-quality instruction, assessment and learning through the use of technology and curriculum.  Technology immersion does not diminish the vital role of the teacher.  To the contrary, it transforms the teacher from a director of learning to a facilitator of learning.

Device Purpose

The Haverford School District is supplying students with a Chrome device. This device is the property of the Haverford School District. The supplied device will provide each student access to educational materials needed for each student to be successful. The Chrome device allows student access to PowerSchool, Google Apps for Education, educational web-based tools, as well as many other useful sites.  The supplied device is an educational tool not intended for gaming, social networking or high-end computing.