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1:1 Chromebook Learning Initiative



Mission

The focus of the Carthage Central School District is to provide our students with a high-quality comprehensive education that prepares them with a foundation of knowledge and skills to empower students to maximize their full potential and to prepare them for post-secondary education and the modern workplace.

The 1:1 (one Chromebook for every student) take-home program will provide students with access to digital tools and resources that allows them to be successful learners and supports classroom instruction.  Technology is a part of our culture and continues to be embedded in how our students learn in their daily lives inside and outside of school.

Why Choose Chromebooks? Chromebooks are perfect for education!  They start up in seconds and run the Chrome browser.  All files and apps are stored in the cloud, so they are available anywhere you have an Internet connection.  Many of the Chrome apps work without a network connection as well. Teachers have many tools at their fingertips to create lessons and assignments that keep students engaged.

  • CCSD uses Google Apps for Education. The integration of Chromebooks and Google Apps makes for seamless access to student resources.
  • Chromebooks provide teaching and learning benefits of computers without the typical distractions that come with technology in the classroom.  Each Chromebook is managed and monitored by the district.
  • They boot in seconds and resume instantly - eliminating wasted class time found with a traditional computer startup.
  • Long battery life (8-9 hours) means Chromebooks last an entire school day.
  • It's easy to connect a Chromebook anytime and anywhere with built-in Wi-Fi.  Applications, school work and settings are stored in the cloud and are available anywhere the student has Internet access.
  • There is no special training required: if you know how to use the Web, you know how to use a Chromebook.
  • Chromebooks can seamlessly access the Google Apps Suite, as well as hundreds of other apps available in the Chrome Web Store.
  • They create a "level playing field." All kids have the same device, eliminating the "haves and have nots."
  • They are a low cost, instructional device that fits student and staff educational needs.