Starting in 2005, Corcoran Unified School District committed to the One2One program as a way of fulfilling our vision to provide students with access to technology learning tools, both in the classroom and outside of regular school hours. The pages below provide background information, rationale, and some logistics regarding our one-to-one device program.
Through One2One, we hope to create an environment where students can access customized content 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The skilled use of technology is a necessity to survive and compete in a business world and society that is more and more information-based. The fact is that students are comfortable with technology, have a keen interest to use technology, thrive in using technology, and are motivated to use technology. Students read and write with more interest and enthusiasm when using technology in a constructive, well-planned methodology. We are committed to seeing that our students and teachers have the optimal tools to improve academic achievement.
The main idea behind the One2One project is to provide K–12th grade students with Apple devices and free Internet access, making 21st century technology a part of their regular learning process.
CUSD students receive:
- An Apple iPad device (grades K–8)
- An Apple Macbook Air laptop (grades 9–12)
- An LTE router that provides a short range 802.11n network
- Up to 10 hours of battery operation and a broadband connection from up to eight miles away from the school campus
In cooperation with the Kings County Office of Education, WiMax provides free Internet access for every student.
6–12 students take the devices home with the option of taking a router if they don't have internet access at home.
Our One2One Philosophy
It is our responsibility to equip our students with the necessary skills to access information and to become technologically literate using a variety of available technology. Equity in access to learning at its highest level is essential, and we cannot be successful until each student has the same opportunities to interact and engage in a technology and information rich world.