One-To-One Tablet Program Expands to Third Grade Students
Beginning this 2016-2017 school year, we are incorporating school-issued tablets into the curriculum for third grade students as a continuation of our existing tablet program.
These students will have access to online books and a multitude of programs including the Microsoft Office Suite of products with OneDrive and OneNote. The tablets issued to our fourth through twelfth grade students are for use at home and at school, while our third graders' tablets will remain on school premises. The one-to-one tablet program has been in place for many years, and we have witnessed incredible student outcomes. Expanding down to the third grade presents those younger students with a very unique set of learning opportunities.
The addition of technology in the classroom only enhances the learning process for students, as young people's lifestyles and learning methods are increasingly melded with technology. The purpose of providing students with individual tablets and integrating technology in teaching and learning is not only to facilitate the process and make it more effective, but to also equip students with the technology skills necessary for everyday life in school and beyond.
Riviera also incorporates multiple tablets into each classroom in kindergarten through second grade. Additionally, these students are allowed to bring in their own devices from home, which must be registered with Riviera in order to give them access to the school's wifi and to provide them with the same protection filters applied throughout the school's network.
Computer labs on both campuses will boast all new computers this year offering in-depth instruction from general knowledge of computer operation, keyboard skills, and the MS Office Suite of products, to desktop publishing, and more.