Digital Schools

To prepare students for success in the 21st century economy, schools must use 21st century tools, including technology.

Technology is the gateway to individualized instruction and personalized learning. The Internet and a proliferation of devices – from laptops to tablets – allow students to learn virtually anywhere and anytime. Interactive and adaptive content allows students to learn at their pace, ensuring all students master the more rigorous academic expectations that have been adopted by Louisiana.  

Technology Footprint

Technology Footprint

In Louisiana, the transition to digital learning is underway. In 2014-2015, schools will administer many of their elementary, middle and high school assessments online. To support school districts in the transition to technology-rich schools, the Louisiana Department of Education develops a technology footprint for each parish district indicating their level of technology readiness.  In addition to this analysis, the Department provides districts with various supports to achieve technology readiness including support applying for additional federal money, developing a long term technology plan, and maximizing shared contracts. The most recent Technology Footprint includes:

Executive Summary:

This summary describes the key improvements made in technology across the state since the last footprint was released.

District Snapshots:

A profile page has been created for each district to highlight where each district stands in terms of device readiness, network readiness and infrastructure readiness. 

School by school Analysis:

A complete analysis with every participating school in the state includes the readiness of each school and specific guidance on what steps a school should take to achieve readiness.

District Supports:

A description of all the key supports available from the Department for districts.