The mission of the 1:1 Chromebook initiative in the Farrell Area School District will focus on using the device as a tool to provide students with effective and engaging instruction based on the standards and curriculum of the district. The digital content, strategies, and resources embedded in the curriculum will provide support for planning instruction with technology, not teaching the technology itself. The primary goal is always effective, engaging instruction.
The focus of the Chromebook program at Farrell Area School District is to provide tools and resources for the 21st Century learner. Excellence in education requires that technology is integrated seamlessly throughout the educational curricula. Increasing access to technology is essential in building upon college and career readiness skills. The individual use of Chromebooks is a way to empower students to maximize their full potential and to prepare them for college and the workplace.
Learning is a result of the continuous dynamic interaction among students, educators, parents and the extended community. Technology immersion does not diminish the vital role of the teacher. To the contrary, it transforms the teacher from a director of learning to a facilitator of learning. Effective teaching and learning with Chromebooks integrates technology into the curriculum anytime and anywhere.
The Farrell Area School District encourages students to use a variety of technologies to enhance their learning. With this privilege and opportunity to explore resources comes responsibilities for parents and for students. To ensure the privacy and safety of our students, and to protect data and our resources, we ask parents and students to become familiar with the policies and regulations that have been established for technology use in the district. Farrell Area School District’s aim is to maintain an environment that promotes ethical and responsible conduct in all electronic resource activities. The procedures, guidelines, and other information within this document apply to all Chromebooks and other technology devices used in Farrell Area School District.