iPads and Chromebooks for K-8 students
Erie Catholic School System Technology Initiative
The Erie Catholic School System has offered a 1:1 technology program since fall of 2020. What is 1:1? In the context of education, one-to-one computing (sometimes abbreviated as "1:1") refers to academic institutions that allow each enrolled student to use an electronic device. Erie Catholic School System provides every kindergarten through second grade student will an iPad and every third through eighth grade student will a Chromebook. Students receive devices during the first week of school each fall.
Since the program’s inception, Erie Catholic School System has collaborated with teachers across all six campuses to adopt a hybrid approach with technology usage. This technique supports traditional teaching methods and supplements with technology offerings inside the classroom. It also allows for a seamless transition if remote learning is necessary. The goal of this initiative is to enhance the classroom instruction and student achievement especially in the areas of writing, problem solving, reading, science and math.
Erie Catholic Schools constantly add to the software and applications available to faculty and students. Current offerings include, Google Classroom, Go Guardian, Kami, Clever and Epic Books. In addition to the 1:1 technology, all classrooms are equipped with ViewSonic whiteboards and cameras.
Here are few commonly asked questions and answers about Erie Catholic’s 1:1 Technology Program.