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One-to-One Laptop Initiative Documents

In order to prepare our students for their future in the twenty-first century, the administration, faculty and staff of Pierce Public Schools believes students benefit from having laptop computers as tools to aid in their education.  

During the 2007-2008 school year a technology committee researched this idea at great length.  Seminars and workshops were attended.  Visits were made to schools with laptops for every student.  Meetings were held with faculty.  Literature was researched.  A proposal was prepared and the Board of Education passed a motion to proceed with the acquisition of 400 Macbooks in May of 2008.  Included in the order were three servers, Macbooks for all students in grades 7-12 and faculty, an additional mobile cart of 25 machines at the elementary school and professional development for faculty.

The one-to-one laptop program was named 24BLUE.  24 for twenty-four hours a day, Better Learning, Unlimited Education.

The following documents were prepared by Pierce Public Schools to aid in the organization, distribution, and implementation of the twenty-first century learning initiative in the summer of 2008.  Much of the information was used with permission from other schools implementing a one-to-one laptop program.  Feel free to use what you can.

Student Handbook - Computer Information and Rules

Anticipated Questions Concerning Laptop Insurance and the Computer Program

Invitation To Parents/Students To 24Blue Debut

24 BLUE DEBUT Schedule for Laptop Distribution

Planning Form For Debut

Topics Covered With Students At 24Blue Debut

FAQ - Students

FAQ - Teachers

Hints for Classroom Management for Teachers - A Document in Progress

Student and Parent Laptop Agreement & Insurance Form

One-to-One Laptop Initiative Documents

Audrey Loosvelt
Madison Public Schools K-5 Media and Tech

Oct 30, 2008

Thanks for sharing!
Susy Clayton
Sidney, IA Tech Coordinator

Aug 10, 2009

Thanks for sharing your docs. It helps to not have to totally reinvent the wheel, so to speak.
Marsha Abbott
Henderson, NC Director of Technology

May 09, 2010

Thanks for sharing your information. It really helped us with preparing for our deployment.

Pierce Public Schools 201 N. Sunset St. Pierce, NE  68767

402.329.6217 Fax: 402.329.4678

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