New Laptops for Grades 3-5
This year Rockdale County Public Schools' one-to-one laptop initiative, called Learning Reimagined, will include grades 3-5. This means all students in grades 3-5 will be issued a laptop soon after the beginning of the new school year. Students will eventually be required to take their laptop home with them just like they take textbooks home how.
We strongly encourage you to purchase insurance against theft beginning next school year, possibly as an addition to your home owner's insurance. We have a third-party laptop theft insurance option here.
The one-to-one device program is a key component of RCPS’s Learning Reimagined initiative, which strives to transform teaching and learning throughout the district. Providing our students with access to digital devices empowers students to become thoughtful producers and evaluators of information. The devices will allow them to find, evaluate, and thoughtfully use information, to work with others to create collaborative products of learning, and to engage in authentic, real-world tasks. Most importantly, the students will develop the skills they need to become engaged, digitally responsible citizens ready to compete in today’s technology infused society.
In preparation for this, we will be offering a number of classes and resources for student and parents about digital citizenship and the appropriate use of technology to help keep our children safe.
One important resource for families is Common Sense Media (https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/parents), which includes a great number of family resources. Particularly, the Parent Tip Sheets (https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/family-tip-sheets) are helpful for parents to help steer conversations with their children as we move into this exciting new digital initiative.
Please click here for more information on Rockdale County Public Schools' One-To-One initiative.