Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) will deploy more than 8,000 Dell Chromebook 11 laptops to provide 3rd-12th-grade class students.
The adoption of Dell Chromebooks will ensure that all students have equal access to technology and the Internet.
“We are committed to achieving the goals of ConnectED by providing school districts across the country affordable, scalable solutions that enable students to personalize their education, prepare for online assessment and access educational content anytime, anywhere,” said Jon Phillips, managing director, worldwide education, Dell.
OUSD tapped IT enterprise vendor Dell to develop a turnkey solution that maximized access to digital learning opportunities. Dell Chromebooks are verified to meet Smarter Balanced and PARCC assessment requirements with software from AIR and Pearson Testnav8 and Dell’s team of education experts worked closely with the district to ensure the implementation supported their learning goals.
The 8,000 Chromebooks will be deployed at each of Oakland’s 83 campuses and securely housed in charging carts equipped with access points that extend wireless connectivity to the devices. The district’s Information Technology Services Department will remotely manage the devices including pushing updates, pushing or removing applications and enforcing safe-browsing policies.
Rajen Sheth, director of product management at Google, said: “Technology is one tool schools have in their arsenal to prepare students for 21st century learning and digital literacy skills, and when a school plans for technology and prepares for its use — as Oakland is doing with Dell and Google — that’s when the largest benefits are realized.”