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BAPS Expands Chromebooks To Middle School Students




With technology becoming more and more a part of humans’ daily lives, public schools around the country and throughout Greater Tulsa continue to increase technology access for their students; Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) is no exception.

In January, BAPS announced expansion of its one-to-one (1:1) computer program with the launch of a pilot 1:1 program at Sequoyah Middle School, where students will receive their own Chromebook to use for assignments at school and at home. Sequoyah is one of the first middle schools in the Tulsa metro area with a 1:1 program.

Broken Arrow students in grades 9-12 currently utilize a 1:1 program at Broken Arrow High School and Broken Arrow Freshman Academy.

The success of the 1:1 program at Sequoyah will determine whether the program will be expanded to all Broken Arrow middle schools.

“We have found (with the 1:1 program) students were more engaged in the content and teachers found more joy and productivity in their work,” BAPS Digital Learning Facilitator Brandon Chitty says. “Teachers are eager for the students to have devices to go home so the learning does not have to stay inside the four walls of their classrooms.” 

While the goals of the program are to enhance student computer literacy, digital citizenship, and college and career readiness, Sequoyah teachers are also being energized by a new way to instruct.

“This program has opened so many new teaching aids and different opportunities for students to learn,” Sequoyah math teacher Andi Pendergraft says. “Lesson planning is fun and more effective.”

Updated 02-21-2018

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