Chrome Book Initiative

Chromebook Initiative 

Falcon Bluffs Mid
dle School is excited to join the Chatfield Articulation Chromebook Initiative. All of our schools including Mortensen, Shaffer, Coronado, Ute Meadows, Stony Creek, Bradford, Deer Creek, Falcon Bluffs, and Chatfield are committed to preparing students to be college and career ready. We strive to develop skills such as communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking as these are essential to thrive in the 21st century. In support of this effort, we are launching an initiative to have each student purchase a device starting with the 2017 - 2018 school year.

All students in 6th grade will be required to purchase a Chromebook from the school to use for educational purposes. Having ongoing access to technology will allow our students to consistently practice and apply those 21st-century s
kills, and prepare them for a variety of post-secondary options.

Benefits of 1:1 Instruction

  1. Develops real-world technology skills for future careers and/or college.
  2. Encourages increased creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills through assignments that are not possible without technology.
  3. Allows teachers to differentiate lessons to meet students at various stages of learning.
  4.  Enables teachers to collect instant data on student learning and immediately adjust instruction accordingly.
  5. Customizes learning through the use of a variety of technological tools.

Benefits of renting to own a device from
Falcon Bluffs.

A.  Classroom Management
One of the biggest concerns for parents and teachers is ensuring the safety of students online and making sure students are actively engaged in class. Chromebooks that are purchased through the school will have software that allows teachers to monitor all student screens, turn all screens off in order to minimize distractions, and project student work to the front of the room. See video for a demonstration.

  1. One-time fee of $200 for all incoming 6th graders
  2. Device will be managed by Jeffco for added security
    Wifi automatically connects to the fastest network (Internal vs Instructional)
  3. Educational apps can be pushed out to all student devices
  4. Students can take state-mandated tests on their device
  5. Students will keep the device over school breaks and summers, making learning a year-round activity
  6. Students can personalize the device
  7. Consistency for all teachers and students
  8. Device warranty and repair through the school
  9. Students keep the device when they leave the school

Please take the time to review the Chromebook Technology Use Fee contract.  This contract must be signed by both the student and parent. 

Jeffco has made the news once again.  Click the link below to be directed to the 9news story on 1:1 Chome book Initiative in Jeffco!


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