This fall, students in District 191 elementary schools will have more access to high-quality learning resources and tools for communication and collaboration thanks to expanded use of Chromebooks as personal learning devices. This is made possible thanks to the voter-approved Vision One91 referendum.
Students will use varying models of Chromebooks depending on grade level. These devices are lightweight and inexpensive, and provide students access to the internet, their Google accounts and other web-based applications, including district resources such as Seesaw and our online learning system, Schoology.
Grades 5: Chromebooks are used on a one-to-one basis, with responsibility for and access to the device growing over the year. Students do not keep the devices over the summer before entering 6th grade.
Grade 4: Chromebooks are available in classrooms at a one-to-one ratio. Students do not take the devices home.
Grades K-3: Chromebooks are available in classrooms at a ratio of two students to one device (2-to-1). Students in grades K-2 use a tablet version of the device, which is designed to be lighter and easier to use for younger students.
Students in grades 6-12 have already been using Chromebooks in school and also take them home for their personal academic work (one-to-one).