Fonda-Fultonville is expanding its 1:1 Chromebook Program during the 2020-21 school year.
All students in grades 5-12 will be issued a Chromebook to use at home and at school. Students in grades PK-4 who were identified in a technology survey with follow-up communication will be given a device to the extent practicable.
The long-term goal of this program is to put a technology device in the hands of each student. The benefits of 1:1 programs range from increased student-to-student collaboration to building the future-ready skills that students need to succeed after graduation. Studies show that school districts with a 1:1 student-to-computer ratio outperform districts that do not.
Benefits of a 1:1 computing initiative include 24/7 access to technology for students and the ability to extend learning beyond the traditional brick and mortar school.
What Is The 1:1 Chromebook Program?
This shift to a 1:1 digital environment is not really about devices. Instead, it is about transforming teaching and learning. Increased technology in classrooms allows for differentiated, adaptive, personalized learning.
Utilizing 1:1 technology allows:
- Students to own their learning
- Students to access up-to-date information when they need it (i.e. digital textbooks are kept up to date)
- Teachers to see (in real time) how students are learning and where they are in their path toward mastering content
- For easier ways to reach diversity in learning styles
- For increased collaboration
- Teachers to prepare students for an increasingly technology-dependent world
- Teachers to develop a learning environment where students stay engaged