One to One
One to One Technology is Here
The 2012 – 2015 FNWSU Technology Plan calls for our schools to begin discussing, planning and implementing one to one technology programs for students grades 3 – 12. In our current 2013 – 2014 school year 3 schools have already implemented or begun to implement their programs
- Franklin School: Windows laptops for all 77 students in grades 3 – 6.
- Sheldon School: Google Chromebooks for all 50 students in grades 7 and 8
- Swanton School: Google Chromebooks for all 77 students in grade 6
All of these programs were implemented with new computers. This not only provides complete access for the affected students, it also reallocates the existing technology, shared classroom carts of laptops, to improve access for all other students.
Implementation of one to one requires relevant robust ongoing professional development specifically in the area of technology integration. Workshops, in-service time, department and grade-level teams should be continuously discovering and sharing new exciting uses of student technology to enhance learning. Schools will use learning management systems such as Edmodo to share lessons and build learning networks. Google+ is another way for teachers to communicate, share and develop community within FNWSU and beyond
Tech support is a critical element to the success of one to one. All FNWSU tech coordinators are either dealing with one to one now or are preparing for its implementation. Sharing efficiencies, tools and techniques builds our dedicated tech support community.