Digital Devices

The MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iPad, and iPad mini was selected by the Lowndes County School District ELI 1:1 Planning Committee after an extensive review of instructional and technical needs of the classroom. Teachers and administrators were included in the decision-making process. All equipment was selected from the Mississippi Express Products List, a multi-vendor list of proposals competitively selected by MS Information Technology Services (ITS) which meet all requirements of Mississippi law for legal procurement of technology products.

Teachers and Administrators

LCSD has recently entered into a four-year lease purchase agreement with Apple, Inc. to provide a MacBook Pro laptop to every classroom teacher and school administrator in the Lowndes County schools.  The technical specifications for these computers are as follows:

  • 13″ MacBook Pro
  • 2.5GHz
  • 4GB
  • 500GB
  • SuperDrive

Students

LSCD has recently entered into a four-year lease purchase agreement with Apple, Inc. to provide a digital device to every student in the LCSD schools for the 2015-16 school year. The equipment below was selected by the planning committee through an open bid process.


 

Grades K-2

Every core classroom will receive a mobile cart of iPad mini devices – one for each student, which will be used during school hours for instruction. In extracurricular classes (art, music, Accent, etc.) students may use their assigned iPad from their homeroom teacher. The technical specifications for these devices are as follows:

  • iPad Mini
  • 16GB with Wi-Fi
  • Aver Cart for iPad

Grades 3-4

Every core classroom will receive a mobile cart of iPads with Retina displays – one for each student, which will be used during school hours for instruction. In extracurricular classes (art, music, Accent, etc.) students may use their assigned iPad from their homeroom teacher. The technical specifications for these devices are as follows:

  • iPad with Retina display
  • 16GB with Wi-Fi
  • Aver Cart for iPad

Grades 5-12

Every student in 5th grade and up will be issued a MacBook Air laptop, which will be used during school hours for instruction. Grades 6-12 will be taking their MacBooks home for homework purposes. The technical specifications for these computers are as follows:

  • 13″ MacBook Air
  • 1.7 GHz i5
  • 4GB
  • 64 GB flash storage
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000

Additionally, students in grades 6-12 will receive a Targus backpack, designed specifically for the LCSD ELI 1:1’s Digital Learning Initiative.

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