Below are some guiding principles as we develop our 1-to-1 Chromebook Program.

Consistency and Equity of Access
A 1-to-1 program assures equity in access to digital resources and learning opportunities for all students. In contrast to traditional computer-on-a-cart models, where technology intermittently visits a classroom for a single learning event, the chromebooks will be a permanent instructional companion.

Engagement and Ownership
Research indicates that 1:1 programs have considerable positive impact on student motivation. Many 1:1 schools report a decline in discipline issues and measurable increase is student engagement.  When we trust our students to take ownership of a personal, dynamic learning tool, we believe our school culture will fundamentally change as well.

Curiosity and Accessibility
We wish to incite students to direct and take ownership of their learning. Their curiosity should not be confined to the classroom. Students are encouraged to delve into the plethora of electronic resources made available to them. Exploration and discovery is a key goal of the 1:1 chromebook program all while ensuring student safety and privacy.

Science Technology Engineering and Math (Problem Solving)
Technology devices are computational and analytical devices used in engineering, math and science. Students will develop problem-solving abilities and practice higher-order thinking. These skills are now, more than ever, essential to empowering our students for the new global economy and workforce.

Writing and Language Arts
The flat-world technology revolution asks us to rethink our notion of what it means to be educated and literate in the 21st Century. However, one traditional skill remains unchanged: the ability to artfully and effectively self-express through writing. Blogs, reports, essays and posts; writing across multiple
mediums is learning made visual–and a full keyboard is still the most efficient tool to hone this skill.

Anytime, Anywhere Learning
The students Chromebook will be a student’s companion for his or her academic career at BHS. With technology access barriers removed, students may work at a time and place of their choosing. Impromptu learning opportunities are now possible as education moves beyond the walls of a traditional classroom.