Personalized Learning with 1:1 Internet Devices
The mission of Robbinsdale Area Schools is to "inspire and educate all learners to discover their potential and positively contribute to their community." Technology is an important tool to effectively and efficiently fulfill that mission and personalize teaching and learning.
Robbinsdale Area Schools launched an initiative to provide a portable digital device for every student in grades 5-12. In the fall of 2013, all fifth grade students began using Chromebooks. Chromebooks were distributed to middle school students in August 2014. Chromebooks were distributed to all high school students in the fall of 2015. FAIR and Highview will fully participate in 2016.
Project goals focus on instructional strategies that significantly improve learning across all subjects. These include goal setting, targeted feedback, culturally relevant teaching, and the Four Cs (critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.)
In elementary schools, Chromebooks are distributed in classrooms. Each teacher determines when the Chromebook is sent home based on classroom assignments.
In middle and high schools, Chromebooks are distributed to students near the beginning of the school year. Click on Fall 2016 Distribution above to learn more about distribution events. Middle and high school students are expected to bring the Chromebook to school, fully charged, every day.
Students who enter after school has started, will be provided with a Chromebook after enrolling, signing the Chromebook use agreement (English | Spanish), and paying the insurance fee. Information is available in the school office.
In an effort to protect families from unknown expenses that may occur from theft or accidental damage while the Chromebook is in the care of your student, the district is insuring the Chromebook. The fee is $37 per year per student. If the student qualifies for free or reduced price meals, the fee is reduced to $22. The fee may be paid online or at your school office. Please note that the insurance covers only the Chromebook, not accessories (charging cord, case, strap, pouch.)
Internet at Home
The Chromebook is an Internet device. Although some tasks can be completed offline, Internet access is important for full functionality.
Find affordable options for Internet access at PCs for People (651-354-2552).
This non-profit organization provides low-cost internet to families who qualify for free or reduced lunch at school.
USI wireless provided free wifi at many locations for residents of Minneapolis.
(A Meta-Synthesis of Research on 1:1 Technology Initiatives in K-12 Education Institute for School Improvement Missouri State University April 30, 2012)
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Our project planning is guided by the framework that includes self-assessment, feedback, culturally relevant teaching and the Four Cs.
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