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The Garden Valley School District (GVSD) will continue with our one-to-one (1:1) program by providing Chromebook devices to students across multiple grade levels and our two schools. 1:1 refers to one computer for every student. 260 GVSD students in grades 1-12 have been issued a laptop computer (Chromebook). Students in Pre-K also have Chromebooks and desktop computers available to them in their classrooms.

GVSD is excited to provide students with the tools necessary to be successful consumers, producers, and creators of new information in a 21st-century classroom. The goal of this initiative is to provide GVSD students daily access to a computer to enhance and extend learning opportunities inside, as well as outside the classroom.

Garden Valley School District is committed to integrating technology in the classroom to:

  • Promote student engagement and enthusiasm for learning.
  • Encourage collaboration among students, teachers, parents, community members, and people throughout the nation through interactive networking and collaboration opportunities.
  • Reduce the use of printed worksheets and workbooks.
  • Guide students in their learning and production of knowledge.
  • Allow students access to information, along with the opportunity to connect it to their learning in a meaningful manner.

Digital Citizenship is taught to students enrolled at the Garden Valley School District. Within this curriculum, students will be educated on acceptable standards of online behavior. While we do our best to provide filters on our system to ensure the safety of our students it is important that parents and teachers work together to continue the conversation of how students can stay safe use online resources in an ethical manner.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Gene Smith

Director of Technology

208.462.3756