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Hello Parents or Guardians,

This year, the Oakland Military Institute implemented the Scholar + teaching and learning initiative. A big part of Scholar+ is providing our students with access to technology. One component of the plan is that each student can be issued a Chromebook to use in class and at home. Going 1:1 with Chromebooks, providing access to Google Apps for Education, and using Haiku Learning Management System has allowed our students to acquire much-needed technology skills while gaining access to a world-class education.

A few of the desired outcomes of the Scholar + initiative are the opportunity for 24/7 learning, providing all students with 21st Century tools to do authentic work, allowing access to libraries of digital content that provide multiple pathways to learning, and assisting students in attaining digital citizenship. All year long, teachers will provide lessons and opportunities that capitalize on the desired outcomes of Scholar+.

OMI also wants to let you know that all students should be safe and responsible when using technology. Our school site uses free Digital Citizenship Resources found at the non-partisan not-for-profit Common Sense Media. Teachers, students and parents can find great resources at http://www.commonsensemedia.org.

Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to sit down with their student and review the material found on Common Sense Media or other resources that cover Digital Citizenship.

 

Please click here to download and print out the Chromebook Distribution Form.