Chromebook Lease Information

One-to-One
Digital
Initiative

Wamogo Regional High School

Preparing students to be successful 21st Century learners is a primary focus of our school.  We believe students should be good digital citizens, have strong communication skills, think critically and collaborate with others. Through the use of multimedia resources students will demonstrate high levels of engagement and participation while building skills applicable in the classroom and beyond. Our goal is to create an opportunity for every student to have access to technology. Therefore we are requiring each high school student to have a digital device at  Wamogo beginning in September 2012. Students can either bring their own device or receive a device from the school.

Creating a 1:1 classroom environment will positively impact students in a variety of ways. The integration of technology in the classroom does not replace best practices in curriculum,        instruction and assessment, but enhances the learning opportunities for our students.  With each student having a device, teachers are able to individualize learning experiences and help meet the needs of all students, while maintaining rigorous standards of achievement.

We will continue to have filters and firewalls to block content on the internet in accordance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). These controls will remain in place for all students accessing the internet, on both school-issued devices and technology brought to school by students.

Teachers and administrators at Wamogo participate actively in educational technology 
professional development. Teachers currently integrate technology on a daily basis in their instruction. The 1:1 classroom will build on the teachers’ current practices by giving students increased opportunities to utilize online resources and tools, while developing skills and mastering concepts.  Students will be expected to use their devices on a daily basis for multiple purposes including note taking, organization and as a daily planner.

 
Device Specifications

Students may lease a Chromebook from the school for an annual maintenance fee of $50.Students who participate will use their netbook as long as they are a student at Wamogo. Financial assistance is available if needed. Please contact the school at 860-567-7410.

Students are welcome to bring their own devices to school for use in the classroom as a part of our BYOD policy. Below are the minimum recommended specifications for devices that  students bring to school:

Minimum Specifications  (Recommended)

7” screen display 
WIFI accessible

No specific application software is needed. Students must bring their device to school each day.