Sheldon, Iowa – The Sheldon Community School District rolled out their one-to-one technology program for students in grades 6 – 12 on Wednesday, January 2nd. The one-to-one program provides each student with their own Chromebook laptop computer.
The Sheldon School Board has been finalizing plans for introducing the one-to-one tech during their most recent board meetings, and assemblies were held for students on Wednesday before the first of two parent meetings, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 5:30 pm.
Kasey Trampel, the district’s technology guru, reviewed general care, security, insurance and repairs, and covered the basics of how the students will be using the devices to a packed auditorium Wednesday evening. He then turned the meeting over to Brian Blodgett, CEO of Next Generation Technologies (NTG).
NTG has helped roll out more than two dozen one-to-one programs for schools in Iowa. Blodgett covered the importance of cyber-security with parents and students, emphasizing the importance of privacy, protection, and cyber bullying.
Families are required to sign and submit a Chromebook insurance form while at the school in order for their child to take a Chromebook home. For parents unable to attend either of the two meetings, the school asks that they contact the school at 712-324-2501 to set up a time to review the Chromebook policy, which can be found on the right-hand side of Sheldon High School’s website at http://sheldonschools.com/welcome-to-sheldon-high-school.