What is 1:1?
Digital device learning is no longer some faraway abstraction or revolutionary concept in education. With the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, 1:1 Technology was implemented at PHS.
During the 2013 - 2014 academic year, PHS teachers Liza Payton, Susan Ritter and Brent Schwanekamp participated in a pilot program that gathered information and feedback from students regarding the good and bad aspects of each of three digital devices. Data collected during this pilot program is helping to determine the device that will be best for our students when implementation begins. In 2014 - 2015, the pilot group expanded to include Rachel Freeman, Ryann Mills, and Jon Utterback.
As computing ceases to be something we do seated at a desk and becomes a natural, normal way of interacting with our environment, there's really no telling what the impact will be. With that in mind, classrooms at PHS may not resemble the classrooms of past generations. Desks and seating are more flexible today, and classes often move throughout the building in order to make the best use of resources. 1:1 Technology makes this possible, and our students and staff have embraced the new opportunities.
We are excited about the future of technology in Plainfield Schools and we look forward to meeting with you and sharing our vision for the future of our students here at PHS!