1:1 Program Heads to Martin Meylin in 2017-2018
Fifth graders take a quiz on their personal devices.
Lampeter-Strasburg School District announced that students in grades six through eight will join the District’s one-to-one (1:1) computing program next year. Each child at Martin Meylin Middle School will be issued a Chromebook to use at school and at home during the 2017-2018 school year. The expansion is due in part to this year’s successful rollout of the initiative for fifth graders at Hans Herr Elementary School.
“The 5th grade team has done an outstanding job integrating technology to enhance their instructional practice through the 1:1 pilot this year,” explained Dr. Jeffrey Smecker, Hans Herr's principal. “Consistent, reliable access to safe online content has helped students expand their learning outside the classroom walls. The 1:1 pilot has led to greater personalized learning for Hans Herr students.”
The use of dedicated technology devices can help students effectively use technology to enhance learning and achievement through use of online content, the internet, and technology applications. Targeted skills include critical thinking, collaboration, planning and research, problem solving, and project management. As a result of this initiative, students also will gain an opportunity to understand and practice legal and ethical behavior related to technology.
Administrators are planning to bring the 1:1 program to the High School in time for the 2018-2019 school year. Students in kindergarten through fourth grade will continue daily work with the District’s array of tablets and Chromebooks. Parent meetings are planned throughout the 1:1 integration process.
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