Cheltenham High School Launches 1:1 Chromebook Initiative
The Cheltenham School District Chromebook 1:1 initiative has successfully launched. Almost 1,200 devices were distributed to all CHS students during PE classes on Thursday and Friday, September 22 and 23. Each student received an Acer R11 C738 touch Chromebook and protective carrying sleeve. These Chromebooks are the property of the Cheltenham School District, however, students will be allowed to take the device home with them during the school year and will return it to the Technology Department prior to summer break. In order to obtain the Chromebook, students were required to show a valid student ID, agree to our acceptable use policy for Technology and Chromebooks, watch a ten minute CSD Chromebook video, and pay an annual $30 insurance fee. Additionally, during the spring of last school year, students attended a presentation about digital footprints and digital safety facilitated by our Supervisor of Instructional Technology. These educational presentations will continue during the coming school year.
The goal of the Cheltenham School District 1:1 initiative is to harness the power of technology to collaborate, create, communicate, critically think, and learn how to learn in the 21st century. In a 1:1 classroom setting, teachers will be able to expand lessons and instruction by using available research tools, taking full advantage of our Google Apps for Education, (GAFE accounts), and implementing formative assessment tools. This launch officially sets the stage for our students to experience a true inquiry-based learning environment.
For further information about this initiative, we invite you to visit our High School 1:1 Initiative website at cheltenham.org/1to1. Here you will find answers to our frequently asked questions as well as parent and student resources.