Mississippi schools have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Every student now has access to a device, and the state is working to expand broadband access. These circumstances make it the right time for districts to establish a one-to-one technology initiative.
Your District’s One-to-One Technology Initiative
Mississippi First developed this guide as a roadmap to ensuring your technology program has a lasting legacy.
The value of integrating digital learning tools into the instructional programs of pre-K-12 schools is clear: when used correctly, these tools—everything from laptops and tablets to learning management systems—can foster innovation and improve communication. A strong one-to-one plan can build trust and demonstrate the district’s commitment to providing an interactive and individualized learning environment for all.
District Informational Webinar
On April 27, 2021, Mississippi First hosted an informational webinar for Mississippi school districts. In case you missed it, we have uploaded the video to YouTube and it can be viewed at your convenience. Please share with your colleagues!
Inside the Guide
The guide is organized into eight steps, designed to meet districts where they are. For easy access, print this two-page checklist.
Appendix A: Samples
Appendix A includes sample acceptable use and device policies from different Mississippi school districts.
- Alcorn School District
- Benton County School District
- Biloxi Public Schools
- Madison County Schools
- Vicksburg-Warren School District
Appendix B: Communications Worksheet
Appendix B provides information and tools to help you develop a communications strategy for your one-to-one technology initiative.
Appendix C: List of Districts
Appendix C includes a list of Mississippi school districts that have one-to-one technology initiatives.