The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is Now a 1:1 Computing District
All Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) students and staff have been immersed in a technology-rich environment with individual computer devices since fall of 2015. The 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative (one computer device to one student/staff) is a tool to motivate, engage, and challenge students to learn 21st century skills that will be an integral part of virtually every aspect of their daily lives. See below for samples of how technology is integrated with the students.
- Kindergarten through 4th Grade - Students and staff use 16GB Apple iPads.
- 5th Grade through 12th Grade - Students and staff use Dell Chromebooks. Students are responsible for charging their Chromebooks each night and bringing a fully charged Chromebook to school.
- Teachers will be engaged in frequent professional development activities on how to best use digital curriculum in the classroom throughout the school year during Delayed Start Wednesdays.
All MVCSC schools are now Certified Common Sense Media schools. This resource provides parents safe and useful technology tools. Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. They empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives. Visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ for more information.