Technology for Student Learning
We have a full 1:1 model in the Renton School District, meaning each student is assigned their own device for learning.
- Students in grades K-1 are assigned iPads, which remain in carts inside the classroom.
- Students in grades 2-3 are assigned Chromebooks, which remain in carts inside the classroom.
- Students in grades 4-12 carry Chromebooks to and from school daily, in support of our values of access and equity.
The resources below are designed to support students/families in the use and care of these devices.
Device Filtering and Monitoring
In order to protect students while online, the district Chromebooks are filtered and monitored, both at school and off campus. The filtering is consistent with federal regulations (CIPA) and the monitoring, which uses the program GoGuardian, provides information regarding student activity online that may indicate unsafe behaviors. Families may receive alerts from our monitoring software if their student has searched for materials which may indicate a self-harm concern. These alerts are meant to provide a family the resources to begin a conversation to address any potential health concerns.
In addition, we have provided families access to GoGuardian Parent, a mobile app to help keep parents/guardians aware of their children's activity on school-issued devices and provide additional controls during out-of-school hours. You can find more information about this app on the Technology Safety Information for Families webpage under "GoGuardian Parent App".