Gardner Edgerton High School students will be receiving portable devices in 2016. That’s the word from USD 231 Superintendent Pam Stranathan.
District officials have been researching strategies for using digital platforms to deliver curriculum and having one device per student.
According to a report from Andy Price, director of technology, a small group of district administrators met with leaders at other districts that have implemented such programs, visited schools and interviewed teachers and students to develop a plan for USD 231.
Ultimately, students in Gardner Edgerton elementary and middle schools will use portable devices in the classroom. However, the program will begin at GEHS. Officials are moving forward with a plan to use Google Apps for Education (GAFE) in the high school beginning next fall and in all schools in 2015-2016.
“We plan to purchase portable devices for GEHS teachers to use throughout the fall semester and move towards a portable device for every ninth-12th grade student to be distributed in January of 2016,” Price’s report reads.