Madison County Schools’ 1:M Digital Initiative exposes students to many different types of devices throughout their education: iPads in K-1, Chromebooks in grades 2-8, MacBooks in high school and PCs in computer labs at all levels. But the district, which serves 13,000 students in rural and suburban areas outside of Jackson, Mississippi, found that some students were arriving at middle school without the digital skills to succeed.
“Our district goal was to close the digital citizenship gap from elementary to middle schools and level the playing field for all students by providing technology access to all students,” says Nashandra James, Instructional Technology Coordinator.
In 2017, James started working with the team at Learning.com to customize EasyTech’s library of 1,000 lessons to align with the Madison County Schools’ standards for digital skills.
“Our vision for students was transformed into an interactive, animated, game-based system that could be put into classrooms. Now all of our students learn the same standards using technology, and we can track their progress. I’m truly thankful for that.”
—Nashandra James, Instructional Technology Coordinator.