FTPS 1:1 Chromebook Program
The mission of the 1:1 program in the Franklin Township Public Schools District is to provide equitable access to digital educational resources for all learners. This transition will allow students and teachers to engage in transformative uses of technology while enhancing student collaboration, communication, and creativity. 21st Century learners have transitioned from consumers of information to creative producers and owners of knowledge.
In addition, this program will prepare our students for a globally interconnected and evolving world that experiences rapidly changing technological advancements.
Why 1:1 Chromebook Program?
The focus of the Chromebook 1:1 Program is to empower students to become fully active participants in the learning process. Through the Chromebook 1:1 Program initiative, students will acquire technological and critical thinking skills and will develop a sense of personal and social responsibility that will enable them to be successful in the world for which we are preparing them. Chromebooks will transform teaching practices and encourage students to engage in problem‐based learning and help them to realize that teaching and learning can occur anytime, anyplace.
The Chromebook 1:1 Program facilitates:
Access to digital educational resources
Availability to engage in 24/7 Learning
Critical thinking and problem solving
Communication and collaboration
Creativity and innovation
Technology literacy skills
College and career readiness
Chromebooks for education give students, teachers, and administrators a simple solution for fast, intuitive, and easy‐to‐manage computing. Chromebooks provide access to the web’s educational and collaborative resources, as well as offer centralized management and low total cost of ownership. Using Chromebooks, teachers spend more time teaching and less time managing classroom technology, and schools can deploy more computers into the hands of their students and teachers.
FTPS Chromebook Program InformationClick on the links below
Chromebook Repair InformationChromebook is not working or damage - complete the Chromebook Repair Form:FTPS All Schools: Chromebook Repair Warranty FormChromebook Tips - Assistance in accessing WiFi and more.
FTPS Technology Forms - Required
FTPS Chromebook Handbook Information:View and download the FTPS Chromebook Handbook 2019-2020 in Spanish - Revised 8-2019FTPS Chromebook Handbook Agreement Form (print and return to school)FTPS Chromebook Handbook Agreement Form in Spanish (print and return to school)Genesis Parent Portal Users: You can view the Chromebook Handbook and complete the Agreement Form via Genesis.FTPS Chromebook Program Take Home Device - Opt-Out Form (print and return to school)FTPS Chromebook Program Take Home Device - Opt-Out Form in Spanish (print and return to school)Chromebook Insurance Information:Purchase Chromebook Insurance - click on the links below:Enrollment Period: August 15, 2020, to October 1, 2020.Coverage Start Date: September 1, 2020Click here for instructions
**Need a paper copy? Please send a request to your child's homeroom teacher.
We, as a district, are proud and excited of the FTPS 1:1 Chromebook initiative and its impact on student learning. We believe the opportunity for each FMS student to have their own device will result in an overall enhanced educational experience, better student organizational skills, personalized learning and expansion of learning and sharing beyond the walls of FHS, FMS@HSC and FMS@SGS campuses.
We look forward to continuing to harness the potential that this technology can provide to our students and our instructional program.
The district has purchased the Dell Chromebook 3180. Learn more about the Dell Chromebook 3180
Technology Related Board Policies and HandbooksOnline Board Policy Manual - to view the policies listed below:2361 Acceptable Use of Computer Networks/Computer and Resources
2531 Use of Copyrighted Materials
3282 Use of Social Media Sites
3283 Electronic Communication Between Teaching Staff Members and Students
3321 Acceptable Use of Computer Networks/Computer and Resources by Teaching Staff Members
3322 Staff Member's Use of Personal Cellular Telephones /Other Communication Devices
4282 Use of Social Media Sites
4283 Electronic Communication Between Support Staff Members and Students
4321 Acceptable Use of Computer Networks/Computer and Resources by Teaching Staff Members
4322 Staff Member's Use of Personal Cellular Telephones /Other Communication Devices
5516 Use of Electronic Communication and Recording Devices (ECRD)
7522 School District Provided Technology Devices to Staff Members
7523 School District Provided Technology Devices to Students
8335 Family Education Rights and Privacy Act - FERPA