1:1 Laptop initiative implemented at Perth Amboy High School
Every student in grades 10-12 at Perth Amboy High School has received their own Chromebook to use inside and outside of school to support student achievement. In addition, every teacher in grades 9-12 received their own Lenovo laptops to take home with them.
“The 1:1 Student Laptop Initiative will extend and expand learning beyond the four walls of the classroom. It will provide students with the ability to use educational technology to create, to innovate, and quite literally change the world.” said Dr. Vivian Rodriguez, Assistant Superintendent for Learning/Educational Services.
The initiative is supported by the three pillars of a 1:1 program: 1) student engagement 2) collaboration & 3) personalized learning. These three pillars create a strong foundation to support student achievement. An example of pillar one would involve visual and performing arts students using their laptops to create digital portfolios. An example of pillar two would involve students using their Chromebooks to code/create prototypes to print on the school’s new 3D printer. An example of pillar three would involve students using their Chromebooks at home to work on ALEKS, the district’s adaptive math platform.
The district has developed appropriate acceptable use policies that was shared with teachers, students, and their families. These policies explain the responsibilities of all stakeholders to ensure a successful implementation of the 1:1 initiative.