The Role of Technology
One to the World is an instructional initiative, not a
technology initiative. Nonetheless, technology would provide important support.
Using technology allows students to improve the quality of their work and
amplify the impact of their work. When appropriate, students use technology to
connect with the world (to valuable tools and information; to others with whom
they collaborate; and to audience beyond the teacher).
would continue to purchase electronic devices for student use. This would
include a combination of desktop computers, laptops, netbooks, and tablets. The
division currently maintains an average ratio of one device for every 3.6
students. This ratio could vary from year to year depending on availability of
Bring-Your-Own-Technology (BYOT), students at participating schools could bring
personally owned electronic devices to school for learning. Examples of
“Internet-ready” devices that students might bring include laptops, netbooks,
tablets, cell phones, and e-readers.
- One to the World is not BYOT. BYOT supports One to the World. However, BYOT also
supports other effective teaching and learning practices, even when that
teaching and learning does not involve each of the four essential elements of One to the World student work.
will be phased in beginning in the second semester of the 2014-15 school year.
that implement BYOT would continue to provide school-owned devices for student
use. Also, all instructional staff would ensure that every student has the
opportunity to participate in any instructional activity that includes
technology through careful planning and delivery of lessons. We could consider
purchasing additional devices for student use at schools with greater
proportions of students from low-income families.
- Schools participating in BYOT would
implement the nationally-recognized Digital Citizenship curriculum available
through Common Sense Media. Participating
schools would earn Digital Citizenship Certification as a result of
implementation of the Common Sense curriculum.