"Students come in, they're excited. I'm excited to test out some new devices for our classroom," states Brad Moser, Webb City High School, Physics Teacher.
Moser's classroom was one of a select few chosen to kick off the "One to One Initiative."
"We have 90 some of each device. We have 6 classrooms that are participating in the pilot, so 6 different teachers. 3 classrooms with the iPad Minis, and 3 classrooms with the Chrome Books," states Julie Rybnick, Director of Technology Services.
Having these tools has dramatically changed the classroom environment for both teachers and students.
"I've taken my content and blended the regular content with the devices, and I guess I would say, more engagement for my students is the key there," says Moser.
"It lets me go at my own pace, so if I want to get ahead and learn things more faster than the class is, then I can. If I need to slow down, it lets me slow down and make sure I understand it all," states Andrew Greek, Freshman.
Rolling out this new initiative didn't happen over night, school administrators have been preparing and planning this for years.
"We have spent the last couple of years investigating and upgrading the infrastructure," says Rybnick.
The work still continues as technology professionals address device and network hiccups throughout the pilot program, but administrators are certain this is a necessary step to prepare students for the future.
"Our students live in an electronic world today, that's how they have grown up and that's what they are used to, that's the best way for them to learn," says Rybnick.
Administrators say this trial run will help them gauge what steps need to be taken before the new technology initiative goes out to all 1,200 students at the high school.