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D211 Board of Education Approves iPad as One-to-One Device

In 2012, the District initiated its one-to-one electronic device program built on the founding principles of redesigning student learning opportunities and envisioning instructional methods to develop the skills students will need as they prepare for life after high school. The District provided trained teachers and their students with individual electronic devices, iPads, to achieve these outcomes. The One-to-One Program was fully implemented in 2014, providing each Township High School District 211 student with an iPad to transform their learning experiences and broaden students’ ability to demonstrate the acquisition of skills. After exploring ...

What’s Happening in One-to-One at District 211

The scene looked similar in classrooms all over High School Township District 211 as students in the One-to-One Program began to delve into their studies and familiarize themselves with their iPad devices for class. In classrooms such as Shawn McCusker’s, a social studies teacher at Fremd High School, familiarizing students with the iPad device and preparing them to navigate through their coursework was a priority during the first week of school. “The challenge is to get students past the use of the iPad as a simple replacement for paper and pen,” McCusker said. “The best results happen once students have gotten comfortable with the ...

District 211 One-to-One Teachers Conference with Creators of Schoology, Offer Feedback

Technology can transform a classroom. As new ideas come to light, teachers have the ability to adapt different practices and engage their students’ learning using tools such as iPads and online communication portals. Several District 211 One-to-One Program teachers had an opportunity to conference with officials from Schoology, a popular online communication and classroom portal used in the classroom. District 211 was the only school district invited to speak with Schoology on April 8 with suggestions on how to improve workflow in the classroom. “Schoology is becoming more and more valuable to our teachers and how their students’ communi...

District 211’s One-to-One Program Video Updates

The One-to-One Program began in August 2012 when Township High School District 211 issued iPads to 1,600 students across five high schools. At the February 2013 school board meeting, the board approved the purchase of 7,000 iPad 4s for use with the student population in a true one-to-one environment. These videos are a collection of clips from teachers and students related to their experience in the One-to-One Program. Videos are by Keith Sorensen, director of Educational Technology at District 211. For more information about the One-to-One Program expansion, please read the article here.  

District 211 Board of Education Approves One-to-One Program Expansion

After a successful implementation of the One-to-One pilot program during the first half of the 2012-2013 academic year, District 211 will expand the opportunity for an individual iPad device to more students in the coming year. At its meeting on February 14, 2013, the Board of Education approved the expansion to provide up to 7,000 students with an iPad device for the upcoming school year. The use of iPads enhances student interaction and collaboration both inside and outside of the classroom.  Current teachers and students using the iPad devices have highlighted the ability for teachers to provide students with immediate feedback as a major ...

VIDEO: One-to-One Pilot Program Update

As the world advances at an incredible pace, District 211 is determined to prepare students for their future and to stay ahead of the curve through an education that utilizes cutting-edge technology. The One-to-One Electronic Device pilot program will allow 1,500 District 211 students to have their own personal electronic device to enhance classroom interaction and collaboration throughout the semester. Students received their devices during the first two days of school and started using them immediately in the classroom and also for homework. The overall goal of the program is to help students learn about better methods of accessing informat...