Lexington County School District One began its Personal
Mobile Computing initiative during the 2010–2011 school year.
That year, the district
successfully executed a pilot at Gilbert High School
as part of our ongoing search for ways to provide students
with the tools they need to support their learning and to
prepare them for higher education opportunities and careers.
In 2011–2012, the district expanded that program to all high
schools, and, in 2012–2013, the district expanded the
program to middle school students.
The district feels strongly that its Personal Mobile
Computing initiative is not about the tool used. It is not
about an iPad or a tablet. It is about what Personal Mobile
Computing devices enable our students to do.
The devices give students access to the most current
information available through the Internet and to the
district’s Learning Management System 24 hours a day,
seven days a week.
complete and turn in assignments, homework, projects or
research, while interactive applications help
them improve their reading fluency, build mathematics
skills or create their own study cards.
We have not eliminated textbooks as not all textbook publishers
provide electronic copies of all textbooks, and that is not our
primary objective. Teachers are able to supplement material found in textbooks, however, with information they
create using various multimedia or with information already
With these devices, students acquire the digital
competence they need for our increasingly electronic- and
technology-driven world. They learn the essential
skills they will need as consumers, citizens and workers.
believe in providing students with the 21st century tools
they need to support their learning and to prepare them for
higher education opportunities and careers, and
Lexington One purchased the
personal mobile computing devices as part of the voter-approved 2008 Bond
bond referendum included $15 million to expand and
upgrade existing technology at all schools.