The focus of the 1:1 Program in the Ottumwa Community School District is to prepare students for their futures in a world of digital technology and information. As we navigate the 21st century, excellence in education requires that technology is seamlessly integrated throughout the educational program. The 1:1 device is an additional learning tool that will increase access to technology, which is essential for the future. The individual use of technology is a way to empower students to learn at their full potential and to prepare them for the real world of college and the workplace. 1:1 devices encourage students to solve problems and think critically by stimulating analytical thinking. Technology does not take the place of our teachers, but yet adds an additional resource to be used in the instructional setting. Together we can engage, educate, and empower every student every day.
The policies, procedures, and information within this document apply to all technology devices issued by the Ottumwa Community School District to active students. This also includes any other devices considered by the Administration to fall under this policy.
What is 1:1?
Successful 1:1 implementation transforms how teachers teach and how students learn. A digital device in the hands of all students engages them in highly interactive, transformational learning. Students need to be producers and evaluators of knowledge, not just consumers. In the digital age, analyzing information is a critical skill.
In a 1:1 environment, students will regularly have the opportunity to locate, evaluate, and interpret information, as well as collaborate with others to engage in authentic, real-world tasks. When fully implemented, students and teachers will have:
What does 1:1 look like?
A 1:1 environment focuses on using the device as a tool to convey standards-referenced learning in an empowering and engaging manner. We teach our students and the content through technology; we do not just teach how to use the technology. The primary goal is always effective, engaging instruction. An effective 1:1 program also supports differentiated instruction. The method of instruction varies based on what is most needed for a student or group of students. Used alongside the curriculum with appropriate technology tools and resources, the devices will make instruction more manageable and effective.
Ottumwa High School will focus to:
A personalized learning environment allows teachers a greater opportunity to guide and facilitate student learning. When fully implemented, students and teachers will have:
Tips for Student Success Student Tips
Bring the device to school every day.
Bring the device to school every day charged.
Use the case while transporting the device at all times.
Monitor student use at home.
Discuss the sites they visit.
Know your student’s login information.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)