District Technology Initiatives
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
The Kuna School District is investigating several options during the 2011-2012 school year that aim to advance and foster innovative student learning in KSD classrooms. During the spring of 2012, staff within the district will be offered the opportunity to participate in the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) pilot program. The BYOD Pilot will provide the district with data and feedback required to make informed decisions on the future use of personally-owned devices within the district. A description of the pilot and information for staff on applying to participate are available HERE
Another technology KSD is investigating this year is aimed at providing "Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device" access to KSD technology resources. Web Desktop, the product currently being piloted by KSD, is a browser-based application that provides secure access to KSD applications and files on any web capable device, inside or outside of the district. Testing of web desktop will continue through the 2012 school year. More information on this pilot is available HERE
Idaho Students Come First (SCF) Legislation outlines specific funding to update classroom technology for Idaho Schools. In the Kuna School District this funding will be used to provide interactive projectors and audio systems in classrooms. Funding for this initiative comes from two sources; monies specifically earmarked by the SCF Legislation for classroom technology and additional funds from the Kuna 2007 School and Facilities Levy.
A Request For Proposal (RFP) was sent out to vendors at the beginning of April 2012. Vendors presented classroom technology to an evaluation committee comprised of administrators, teachers and technology staff throughout April and into May. Based on the bids and the recommendations of the committee, the Kuna School District School Board approved the purchase of interactive projectors from SMART Technologies and classroom audio systems.
These projectors and their associated software will provide KSD classrooms with interactive capabilites necessary to educate students in the 21st century.
The classroom audio system will not only broadcast sound from the teachers computer, but will provide teacher voice amplification from a lapel microphone.
Installation of this technology will begin in the summer of 2012 and continue throughout the school year.
If you have questions regarding Classroom Enhancement Techonology please submit them HERE