Recently, both the State and Federal Government have enhanced protections for student information, particularly where educational technology is concerned. By using this technology, student learning can be made relevant to real-world experiences, support the foundation of new Common Core standards, and prepare students with the necessary 21 st century skills.  

University Park Elementary has been working on a 1:1 (one-to-one) technology initiative pairing a personal computing device with each student. Upon the completion of the 2017-18 school year, we were able to offer web-enabled Chromebooks to every student in grades 1 through 6 (iPads are available for use in transitional kindergarten and kindergarten for use in the classroom, as well as in our state-of-the-art Innovation Lab).

Each device is web-enabled anywhere in our school. Students access district supported software as well as non-district supported software that has been carefully selected by teachers to support classroom learning. Parents will receive notification from the classroom teacher about non-district supported software and parental permission must be given prior to use.

Our 1:1 program gives our students a distinct advantage by giving them the tools of tomorrow to enhance their learning today.

IUSD policy requires teachers to provide their students with lessons in digital citizenship, to emphasize, model, and practice the importance of acting appropriately online before using any software or applications with students. All other online software programs and websites are considered non-District adopted software, therefore, parent permission may be required.