Learning Technology Vision
The KAS Learning Technology program is a catalyst to all educational experiences.
Learning Technology Mission
Transform the learning environment through modeling the integration of technology across curriculum.
Build a tightly-woven Professional Learning Community (PLC) within KAS which extends globally (PLN).
Promote and encourage the KAS community to share, explore and celebrate learning within and beyond the classrooms.
Learning Technology Standards
KAS use a well-established 1-to-1 environment (one device is available for one student) in Elementary (G3-5), Middle School and High School. It is important to emphasize the educational benefits of this initiative:
As technology has become an increasing part of life we feel it is essential to incorporate it into the education of KAS students. With technology we can:
These reasons for technology have motivated us to start a 1-to-1 Laptop Program.
Required Devices for Students
All laptops, tablets, and other devices are provided for Elementary School students. Occasionally, Elementary Teachers may ask if students are willing to bring specific devices for a short use.
Our 1-to-1 environment, where each student has access to a laptop for learning purposes begins in Grade 3 with school-issued Chromebook laptops. Shared iPads are available in each PK-2 classroom for Elementary School teachers to use in their classroom activities.
Middle School students operate in a 1-to-1 environment where students, in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) model. Middle School students are required to bring an Apple MacBook laptop to all their classes.
All current models of Apple MacBooks being sold are adequate for use in Middle School, including MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. Be sure that the model you are planning to use has at least half a day of battery life (regular, intermittent use). Lighter models are easier to transport, and most students prefer a 13″ or smaller device. Our current recommendation is the Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13″ with an i5 1.1Ghz processor, 8GB RAM, and at least 256GB storage.
High School students operate in a 1-to-1, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment. High School students are required to bring a functioning and charged laptop to all their classes.
Any laptop is acceptable in High School as long as its battery life is at least half a day (regular, intermittent use). At the moment, most High School students opt for Apple MacBooks laptop. Lighter models are easier to transport, and therefore laptops with a screen size over 15″ are not recommended. If you need more information regarding which model to purchase, use the contact form below.
Technology Responsible Use Policy for Students
KAS is equipped with a full array of computers, electronic devices, software and Internet service that is freely available to all students.
Our teachers leverage these advanced technologies and progressive teaching approaches to enhance student learning, promote collaboration and facilitate the creation and sharing of knowledge locally and globally.
To promote and model digital citizenship and the responsible use of KAS’ information technology resources on any device for educational purposes, all students of KAS must agree to the following rules.