Why does the 1:1 implementation plan have middle school students receiving chromebooks before high school students? As a 10th grader, I believe that it would be way more beneficial for students in high school to get chromebooks because of the increased work load that high schoolers have vs middle schoolers. Students would no longer have to worry about having a device for class or there not being enough chromebooks in each class, and could instead always have a chromebook to use. Because high school students are assigned more work (such as writing assignments). Also, having students using chromebooks and not their phones would lead to a decrease in distractions that phones cause. Please take this into consideration, as it is something that would help high school students tremendously and would make doing school assignments/projects much easier.

Written by on March 7, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  Thanks for sharing your thoughts.  We agree the providing Chromebooks for students in grades 6-12 is beneficial.  As the rollout must be staggered over several years due to the need for teacher training, lesson planning, and the financial investment, a decision needed to be made as to which grade levels should be first.  Our experience integrating technology indicated that middle school students and teachers were ready and eager to be first for 1:1.  You make a great point that Chromebooks are also useful at the high school.   While awaiting a school-issued device, students at the high school are invited to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), however, this is not required and we understand this is not feasible for every student.  In the interim, we hope you are often able to borrow a Chromebook in study hall or your classes to support your ability to complete your work.