Osnaburg Local School district is committed to providing an excellent 21st Century Education for
our students. For our students to be successful in college and out in the business world they need
mastery in the core subject areas. Additionally, students need to be creative and innovative, critical
thinkers and problem solvers, and have strong communication and collaboration skills.
Osnaburg Local also believes that technology is critical for future success. We live in a high tech
society with access to a vast wealth of information via the Internet. We are pleased to announce
that we are providing our families an opportunity to purchase technology at a discounted price. We
are partnering with Trox Technology. Through this partnership, we are able to offer NEW HP
These Chromebooks come with FOUR years of coverage. If they fail during this time Trox will
repair the systems. The only things not covered are damage due to negligence, the battery after the 1st year, and/or if the system is lost or stolen. There is a ONE incident limit per year on free repairs during this time.
You will see the school approved model (bag included) on this site. Please view the link below that is labeled Computer Letter
It is the goal of Osnaburg Local for every student in the 6th – 12th grade to have a laptop to use in the
classroom. To help make this goal a reality we are offering several alternatives.
ALL students need to have the Laptop Computer Purchase Option form filled out. This will let us know which option you prefer for the upcoming school year. Any families that wish to take advantage of the payment plan need to fill out the Computer Financial Responsibility form. If a student is bringing their own device, the Personal Laptop Agreement form should be filled out. All forms are provided in the Important Documents box below.
1) BUY: Family outright purchase (One time upfront payment)
a. $302 ( includes Chromebook, Chromebook bag or Protective case, 4 years of coverage)
2) PAY OVER TIME: $82 per year for 4 years (through the district)
a. School retains all ownership of machine until final payment
3) BRING : Students may use a Chromebook (or Laptop) that the family already owns
a. Device must be checked and cleared by tech department
b. Device is subject to same school rules as all others
c. Student/family responsible for any needed software/apps
d. Student/family responsible for any needed repairs
e. District not responsible for any loss/damage
4) BORROW: If a family isn't interested in one of the above options...
a. The district will provide (as best possible) a device for students to borrow while at school. These systems will not leave school property.
All chromebooks/laptops should be brought to school on the first day of school to begin use
1:1 Computing: What the Research Says
A review of seven long-term research studies examining the educational outcomes of 1:1 computing revealed six statistically significant educational benefits, provided that schools met two criteria: teachers were adequately trained, and a strong level of support for the "transformational vision of 1:1 computing"existed among key central office and building level administrators. Here are the six findings.
1. Students in a 1:1 environment consistently outperformed non-laptop students in all subject areas on standardized state assessment tests. The significant differences on academic measure were most pronounced in the area of English Language Arts assessments. (Suhr, K.A. et al, Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, 9 (5) 2010)
2. Laptops are not just technological tools; rather they are cognitive tools that are integrated into the teaching and learning of a school. The "paradigm shift" resulting from 1:1 computing fostered higher-order reasoning and critical analysis skills among students and greater teacher-student collaboration around instructional tasks. (Weston, M.E. & Bain, A., Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, 9 (6), 2010)
3. Teacher practices generally changed to accommodate the opportunities of increased technology access in a 1:1 computer setting, leading to more problem-based or project-based learning activities; but the change takes time-up to two years, typically. (Shapley, K.S. et al, Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, 9 (4) , 2010)
4. Teachers report students are "more engaged learners" as a result of 1:1 implementation and enjoy using multimedia applications, searching the Internet for instructional purposes, writing papers, and preparing presentations. (Babell, D., & Kay, R., Journal of Technology; Learning, and Assessment, 9 (2), 2010; Project RED Key Findings, ISTE Presentation, 2010)
5. The "implementation stregnth" of student access and use of technology was consistently found to be a positive predictor of student reading and math scores on academic achievement tests. (Shapley, K.S. et al, Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, 9 (4), 2010)
6. Students graduating from 1:1 high schools outperformed non-laptop students in terms of 21st-century skills needed to be successful in the workplace and post-secondary educational opportunities. (Lemke, C. & Martin, C., One-to-One Computing in Maine: A State Profile, 2003; Partnership for 21st Century Skills and Citizen Schools, 2006)