We will begin the 2016-2017 school year with extensive training for students as they receive their Chromebook in the first two weeks of school. Particular attention will be paid to our entering 6th grade students who may have some experience with the use of Chromebooks from Miller Elementary School, but not in a one to environment. Training will include guidance on acceptable use and proper care for the devices.
In order to begin the process of answering questions, we have created a RAMS 1:1 Frequently Asked Questions page on the school website which documents and answers questions posed by parents throughout the process.
The Chromebook program has been an overall success to date. Teacher and student practice throughout the school had been positively pushing on the need for greater access to devices, and the 1:1 Chromebook program has allowed us to have spontaneous access. As a professional community, we are using technology in our efforts to improve teaching and learning; working to use technology in purposeful ways, not simply technology for technology’s sake; using technology to empower and engage students as learners, collaborators and creators; and realizing that, at times, the best use of technology is for it to be safely placed aside as we engage in face to face discussions, physical movement or problem solving without technology as a medium.
Robert Adams Middle School Principal