Student Laptop Program Overview

  • The Little Elm ISD Board of Trustees has made a commitment to enhancing the learning opportunities for our students by supporting the district's 1:1 student laptop initiative.  The LEISD Student Laptop program began in 2012 with all Little Elm High School students being issued a MacBook Air laptop for educational use  The program expanded in 2013 to provide Chromebooks to students in 6th through 8th grades, and then expanded again in 2014 to provide Chromebooks to all 4th and 5th graders.  The LEISD Student Laptop Program provides an excellent opportunity to integrate technology with education and prepare our students for their future.

Why 1:1?

  • By providing a device to students, we want to level the playing field and give each of them a chance to explore new learning methods and personalize their educational experience. We want to encourage them to be innovative and think creatively.  Our Student Laptop Program:

    • helps prepare students of today for the world of tomorrow
    • creates conditions for future success by helping students become the types of candidates desired by colleges and employers
    • provides preloaded digital resources on devices
    • helps students becomes creative, innovate problem-solvers - the type of candidates desired by college and employers
    • provides equal access to technology in and out of the classroom

Daily Expectations

  • For our digital learners, technology devices are like any other school supply.

    • Being prepared for class means bringing your device to school each day and having it fully charged.
    • Students are expected to take care of their device, protecting it from intentional damage.  It is not suggested that students lend their device to another student. 
    • Students are expected to keep track of all components throughout the school year.  Students will be responsible for returning them at the end of the year.

Grades 4th - 8th

  • What You Will Receive: 

    • Dell Chromebook 11"
    • Charging cord (two cables plugged together)
    • Plastic shell

    Chromebooks operate different than a typical laptop.  Rather than using installed software to complete tasks, a Chromebook utilizes tools which are completely web-based and require no installation.  

    1. Students will login to their Chromebook using their "@leisdstudent.ws" LEISD Google account. 
    2. Beginning in Fall 2019, students will be redirected to the LEISD Login Portal to complete the login process.  If it is their first time to login to the Portal, students will be asked to setup a series of security questions.  This will aid in establishing an additional level of security for students' accounts.  Instructions for this process can be found below: "How to login to your Chromebook for the first time".
    3. Once logged in, students immediately have access to all parts of their LEISD Google account.  This includes their LEISD Gmail account (access is restricted at varying grade levels) and Google Drive and its components.
    4. Online instructional tools will be used for student learning activities in and out of the classroom setting.

    Restrictions are in place to limit students' access to some communication tools commonly found on a Chromebook or in a Google account.

    Additional Information: "How to login to your Chromebook for the first time"

Grades 9th - 12th

  • What You Will Receive:

    • Apple MacBook Air 13"
    • Charging cord (two cables plugged together with a "duckhead" power adapter included)
    • Plastic shell
    • Soft carrying bag 

    Commonly-used instructional software will be preloaded on each student laptop.  Students may also access "Self Service" to install additional software from the district.