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The Baldwin County school board has budgeted about $9.8 million for the 2014 phase of Digital Renaissance program. That includes $7.7 million for digital devices and backpacks for the students to use to protect them; $890,186 for software; and $1.4 million on support personnel. Baldwin County has an enrollment of 29,660; after factoring in state funding, Digital Renaissance costs about $312 per student, according to information from the school system.
MOBILE, Alabama The inevitable question will return when the state Legislature opens in January: What is the best way to fund school districts to keep pace with the demands of online learning?
Akridge said. Students are more likely to take care of a tablet or an e reader if they own it, he said.
(Press Register file)
For starters, he said, students tend to treat school issued equipment with far less care than how they handle devices purchased by their parents. Consequently, he noted, school districts that purchase large numbers of computers for students often end up spending more money to hire additional technicians to repair the devices.
Mobile County solution is to ask students to bring their own devices to class, and to have a web based platform that they can all tap into, Adidas Energy Boost Black Red
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In a recent interview, Baldwin County Schools superintendent Alan Lee said that the system hasn experienced any of those downsides that Akridge described.
Digital Renaissance was expanded to allot Macbook Air laptops to all of the system high school students in 2012, and to all middle school students this past fall.
taking part, according to Akridge.
The case for bringing your own device
Mobile County Bring Your Own Device program, now known as miDevice, was launched at Cranford Burns Middle School in 2012, and expanded to six elementary schools last year. Twenty two schools are now Human Race Nmd Box
The Mobile and Baldwin county school systems have taken different approaches to give students access to digital devices.
Baldwin school districts provide two case studies
At the Mobile County school system recent meeting with business leaders and its legislative delegation, David Akridge, executive director of technology for the school system, advised against purchasing digital devices for students, saying that scenario, also known as one to one, wasn a sustainable model.
end up with a vast inventory of outdated and obsolete devices after two years or less, not to mention long term debt to pay for them, he said.
The system rolled out Digital Renaissance as a pilot program in Baldwin County High School in 2011, using a $2 million bond issue set up through the state. Under the bond program, the county system will repay 75 percent of the money over 17 years using state allocations earmarked Adidas Energy Boost Size 12.5 for capital or technology improvements.
Mobile County students may share school system owned devices, or may purchase their own to bring to class.
Beginning in January, every single child in the Baldwin County school system will be assigned a digital device via a lease to own agreement with Apple, with parents paying a $64 insurance fee. Those in grades 4 and up will be allowed to take the computers home.
He described a pilot program several years ago to supply 400 laptops to students at one Mobile County school. Out of the 400, he said, 35 devices ended up with broken screens and 85 had power cords missing.
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