CAC 1:1 LAPTOP INITIATIVE

CAC 1:1 Laptop Initiative

CAC has introduced 1:1 laptop initiative across its divisions with the following key objectives. The high school has a BYOL model, middle school and elementary have a school provided model. Both middle and upper elementary use Macbooks while the lower elementary uses iPads.


Objectives

  • Provide for more tech integration in the classroom to promote authentic learning experiences
  • Facilitate the learning of 21st century skills for students
  • Access to technology resources just in time when needed
  • Preparing the students for responsible use of technology

 

Click on the appropriate links to know more about the 1:1 initiatives at different divisions.

  • ES iPad Initiative Open or Close

    ES iPad Initiative is a class set model where PK - grade 2 students use a set of iPads for their learning in their classroom. Teachers use them to provide activities that promote exploration of the concepts and skills that are taught in the classroom.
    Students are trained on the use the iPads and some basic dos & don’ts when using technology.

    Teachers have grade level blogs to communicate classroom information to the parents.

  • ES Laptop Initiative Open or Close

    Elementary Laptop Initiative is a class set model where grades 3-5 students are assigned a Macbook Air to use in their classroom. These are school provided and stay at school. They use them when needed for research, exploration and other tech related educational needs.

    Students are trained on the effective use of laptop, its care and as well, on digital intelligence (DQ). DQ is the sum of social, emotional, and cognitive abilities that enable individuals to face the challenges and adapt to the demands of digital life.

    CAC uses Google Suite for classroom communication and collaboration apart from other digital tools that enhances their learning. Teachers have grade level blogs to communicate classroom information to the parents.

  • MS Laptop Initiative Open or Close

    Middle School Laptop Initiative is a school provided model where students are assigned a Macbook Air for them to use during the year. A new laptop is assigned to a student when he starts grade 6 and is carried on by him/her throughout their middle school years. The students can take it home, use them for learning purposes and return them to the IT department at the end of the year.

    Students are trained on the effective use of laptop, its care and as well, on digital intelligence (DQ). DQ is the sum of social, emotional, and cognitive abilities that enable individuals to face the challenges and adapt to the demands of digital life.

    CAC uses Google Suite for classroom communication and collaboration apart from other digital tools that enhances their learning. Teachers have class sites that serve as the digital platform for posting homework, resources and for carrying out class discussions.

  • HS BYOL Open or Close

    Why family owned in High School?

    Greater innovation and differentiation in the classroom means that students must become more independent learners.  This also means they must make more decisions regarding how and where to access the information they need as well as be more creative in how to present that learning.  In many cases, that may be different than their classmates sitting next to them.  BYOD enhances that ability by enabling the creation of Personal Learning Environments by each student.  Since we have concerns about our internet bandwidth, the student use of smartphones using their own phone network is one way to provide BYOD beyond their laptop.

    CAC has introduced 1:1 laptop initiative across its divisions with the following key objectives. The high school has a BYOL model, middle school and elementary have a school provided model. Both middle and upper elementary use Macbooks while the lower elementary uses iPads.


    Objectives

    • Provide for more tech integration in the classroom to promote authentic learning experiences
    • Facilitate the learning of 21st century skills for students
    • Access to technology resources just in time when needed
    • Preparing the students for responsible use of technology

     

    Click on the appropriate links to know more about the 1:1 initiatives at different divisions.

    • ES iPad Initiative Open or Close

      ES iPad Initiative is a class set model where PK - grade 2 students use a set of iPads for their learning in their classroom. Teachers use them to provide activities that promote exploration of the concepts and skills that are taught in the classroom.
      Students are trained on the use the iPads and some basic dos & don’ts when using technology.

      Teachers have grade level blogs to communicate classroom information to the parents.

    • ES Laptop Initiative Open or Close

      Elementary Laptop Initiative is a class set model where grades 3-5 students are assigned a Macbook Air to use in their classroom. These are school provided and stay at school. They use them when needed for research, exploration and other tech related educational needs.

      Students are trained on the effective use of laptop, its care and as well, on digital intelligence (DQ). DQ is the sum of social, emotional, and cognitive abilities that enable individuals to face the challenges and adapt to the demands of digital life.

      CAC uses Google Suite for classroom communication and collaboration apart from other digital tools that enhances their learning. Teachers have grade level blogs to communicate classroom information to the parents.

    • MS Laptop Initiative Open or Close

      Middle School Laptop Initiative is a school provided model where students are assigned a Macbook Air for them to use during the year. A new laptop is assigned to a student when he starts grade 6 and is carried on by him/her throughout their middle school years. The students can take it home, use them for learning purposes and return them to the IT department at the end of the year.

      Students are trained on the effective use of laptop, its care and as well, on digital intelligence (DQ). DQ is the sum of social, emotional, and cognitive abilities that enable individuals to face the challenges and adapt to the demands of digital life.

      CAC uses Google Suite for classroom communication and collaboration apart from other digital tools that enhances their learning. Teachers have class sites that serve as the digital platform for posting homework, resources and for carrying out class discussions.

    • HS BYOL Open or Close

      Why family owned in High School?

      Greater innovation and differentiation in the classroom means that students must become more independent learners.  This also means they must make more decisions regarding how and where to access the information they need as well as be more creative in how to present that learning.  In many cases, that may be different than their classmates sitting next to them.  BYOD enhances that ability by enabling the creation of Personal Learning Environments by each student.  Since we have concerns about our internet bandwidth, the student use of smartphones using their own phone network is one way to provide BYOD beyond their laptop.

    Why do we use the term “family-owned Laptop”?

    Why do we use the term “family-owned Laptop”?

    We believe in the importance of parent involvement when it comes to the use of the Internet and other digital tools by our students. Our young ladies and gentlemen still need parental guidance in the area of digital citizenship, digital manners and laptop care and security. Family-owned indicates that the laptop is shared by the family. Its use and data should be appropriate for any member of the family to operate and view. It is important that parents take an active role in monitoring the use of the laptop. The student needs to feel a sense of responsibility to the family for the care and use of the laptop.

    What laptop should our family purchase?

    What laptop should our family purchase?

    Your choice of laptop should match your child’s or family's educational needs. The educational program of some students only requires them to do Internet research, word processing and occasional multimedia presentations. In this case, simple, somewhat inexpensive laptops may meet their needs. Some 1:1 programs are even exploring the use of Chromebooks, smart phones and iPads with Internet, word processing and spreadsheet applications to satisfy their school computing needs. Students should check the requirements of their class syllabuses before selecting this as an option. Some students who take multimedia-rich electives probably will prefer high-end laptops that easily handle video and other large graphic editing.

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