1:1 Technology in Classrooms

Thursday, June 20, 2019

We are proud to announce that Desert Springs has implemented a 1-1 technology plan for all of our 3-6 and K-2 classes. This means that all students have access to technology that enhances their learning in the classroom.

1:1 Chromebooks are in grades 3–6 while K–2 utilizes a combination of iPads and Chromebooks throughout the day. With student-led YouTube announcements broadcast each morning, and Chromebooks in each classroom, our teachers aim to integrate learning technology into the classroom on a daily basis.

Why 1:1 is Important

Study after study has proven the benefits of a 1:1 technology approach, even at the elementary school level.

  • Elementary students in 1:1 environments are frequently more motivated to learn than students in traditional classroom environments
  • Questions and assignments can be tailored to each student depending on his or her readiness and capabilities
  • Writing assignments can be turned into blogs and presentations that can be shared with the class or even published online
  • Portable devices can incorporate graphic and video elements that make learning more fun
  • Bringing devices home extends the learning environment beyond the school day
  • Students get a head start on becoming comfortable and experienced with technology