Digital Learning LaunchED At OCPS

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We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions about using Digital Learning LaunchED At OCPS. We hope you find them helpful. 

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What is digital learning?

Digital learning is a combination of technology, digital content and instruction used to strengthen a student’s learning experience. It helps out students meet the Florida State Standards in order to prepare them for the 21st century workplace.

Where will my student access their textbooks?

Student textbooks are available in both online and offline formats. Online textbooks are accessible through launch.ocps.net.

What is the difference between one-to-one and BYOD?

One-to-one is an initiative to equip every student with a device to grant them access to digital content and instruction. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is an initiative that encourages and permits students to bring their personally-owned device to school in order to access digital content and instruction.

Where will my student produce and store work?

Students will produce and store all work in a cloud-based platform such as Office 365 or Google Apps for Education. Both platforms offer applications for word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and more.

How will digital learning impact students with disabilities?

Students with special needs will benefit from having a device to support their Individual Education Plan. Based on their unique learning needs, devices may be equipped or modified to include adaptive software and programs. We ensure accessibility to instructional materials. The staffing specialist will determine what is best for each student based on their unique learning needs.

What is the difference between blended and flipped learning?

Blended and flipped learning are combinations of both online and in the classroom learning. In a blended model, students typically interact with new content at school and practice or interact with complementary content online. Flipped learning exposes students to new content online and uses classroom time to apply material in the form of problemsolving or discussion.

How will I consent to or opt out of digital learning?

Parents will have the opportunity to consent or opt-out of Digital Learning Agreement and the Student Technology Responsible and Acceptable Use form at the beginning of the school year or upon enrollment.

How will digital curriculum change teaching and learning in the classroom?

It will make learning more interactive as well as allow for differentiated instruction to meet the individual needs of your child.

Will my child use their device for testing?

 Yes, all devices work with the online specifications for the Florida Standards Assessment and in classroom assessments.

Will my child still use paper and pencil?

Yes, your child will still need to use paper and pencil to work out problems, as well as learn handwriting and other necessary skills. Your child will turn in both paper and digital assignments. The digital assignments will be turned in via Edmodo or Drive. Use of paper changes based on your grade level.

Where can I find digital learning policies and procedures?

 Policies and procedures regarding digital learning can be found at digital.ocps.net.

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