Jefferson City Public Schools may be more tech savvy in 2016

4 years 8 months 4 days ago Tuesday, December 01 2015 Dec 1, 2015 Tuesday, December 01, 2015 4:15:00 PM CST December 01, 2015 in News
By: Andria Kirkland, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - Jefferson City Public School officials are rewriting next year’s Internet provider contract, anticipating that 2016 may bring in more tech-savvy students. Jefferson City Public Schools (JCPS) is implementing a technology program called “One to World.” The district’s community relations officer Amy Berendzen says that district plans to be fully integrated with the initiative next year.

“Each incoming freshman will receive an Ipad,” Berendzen said.

District officials selected the title “One to World” because “this technology opens up a world of possibilities,” she said.

The district is currently contracted with Mediacom and, under the service provider, each school operates on one gigabyte of Internet service.

Berendzen said, while the current capacity operates fine given the district’s size, she predicts they perhaps “may be a little cramped at the high school level” given the number of student devices working on the network.

KOMU 8 News examined Columbia Public Schools (CPS) to see how technology-based its classrooms were.

Network specialist for CPS Aaron Heath said “We have roughly 18,000 students with 24,000 devices spread throughout the district. The iPad is one to one at Battle High School and a few of our middle schools.”

Emma Redden, who attends 7th grade at West Middle School in Columbia, said many of her classes use technology including iPads, mobile quiz applications and note-taking software. Redden said, because of the school, she was able to get her hands on learning supplies she would not have otherwise.

“It’s great for low income families that can’t afford all the supplies they might need,” Redden said. “When I started the year I had no binder, I was carrying around notebooks, but when they passed out iPads, I was able to keep all my notes and things in there.”

Columbia Public Schools operates on a four-year extinction plan that integrates new pieces of technology and equipment routinely and said that the next swap cycle is approaching.

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