In 2013 the Indianola School Board voted unanimously in favor of a plan to move forward with a high school Digital Learning Environment (DLE). Beginning the 2019-2020 school year, our middle school transitioned to a DLE and by the fall of 2022 all of our elementary students received a Chromebook as well. Now, every K-12 Indianola student receives a Chromebook to use for curriculum, assessment, and instruction while at school and at home.
Putting the power of a laptop into the hands of every teacher and student opens up a new ways of teaching and learning that expands the walls of classrooms beyond the normal school day. Teachers no longer have to schedule a computer lab and students are not limited to working on technology-based projects and research only during the school day. Teachers and students now have the ability to collaborate and get feedback on assignments anytime, anywhere there is an internet connection.
Our devices feature the latest in technology resources for our staff and students. They hold a charge that lasts up to 12 hours – allowing for a full school day of use. In addition to the resources built-in to the devices, teachers and students use Schoology Learning (6-12), G Suite, and many other online tools. Like all other district computers, the DLE devices have Internet filtering software installed to help ensure the online safety of our students – both at school and at home. While the district does its best to provide adequate protection, there is no substitute for parental monitoring. Parents are strongly encouraged to observe usage and set restrictions for home use.
To help ensure our DLE is reliable and available, the district utilizes two Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to deliver redundant service. Students and staff enjoy fast web browsing with over 2000 Mbps of enterprise-grade bandwidth. In addition to our high-speed Internet service, we also utilize an enterprise-grade Cisco wireless infrastructure that allows for every student to connect with multiple wireless devices.
There are no fees associated with students receiving DLE devices.
HS DLE Orientation Presentation MS DLE Orientation Presentation Elementary DLE Orientation Presentation
DLE Device Handbook Middle School and High School
DLE Acceptance Form Elementary School
DLE Acceptance Form
Internet/Network Appropriate Use Policy 605.6 Internet/Network Appropriate Use Regulations 605.6R1