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Personal Mobile Computing 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.

Students electronically 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 available online.

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.

We 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 Referendum. That bond referendum included $15 million to expand and upgrade existing technology at all schools.

See the questions others have already asked.

Read our manual for students.

Here’s a copy of the district’s Use of Technology Resources in Instruction policy.

Here’s a copy of the Personal Mobile Computing Device Agreement (English) or Personal Mobile Computing Device Agreement (Spanish).

Here’s a copy of the Student Pledge for Use (English) form or Student Pledge for Use (Spanish) form.

Here’s a copy of the Student Discipline Plan.

Here’s a link to the Living Life Online publication online or as a pdf.

Here’s the link to the list of prohibited apps.

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
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