One to One Technology Initiative

New Hope-Solebury Middle School

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With one to one access to Chromebooks, New Hope-Solebury Middle School aims to provide a relevant and engaging education for the 21st century learner with our new technology initiative.

District's Mission Statement

The New Hope-Solebury School District takes pride in its commitment to excellence. We strive to inspire and empower our students to become passionate, confident, life-long learners, with the skills and strength of character to contribute to a diverse and ever-changing world.

As a district we believe:

  • All people should be valued and respected for their opinions and their diversity.
  • All people should be personally, academically, socially responsible and accountable.
  • Educational leadership should be distributed and collaborative
  • Technology should be a learning tool, which should change the manner in which we access and share information, as well as how we teach and learn.
  • Schools should be a safe haven for all.
  • An effective education should be enriched by the arts, service, athletics and extra-curricular activities and should empower students to shape their futures.
  • All people’s unique abilities and needs should be respected, recognized and supported.
  • The community should be the foundation for growth focused on life-long learning.
  • The family should provide the primary foundation for character development and ethical behavior of its children. Schools provide opportunities for student growth in these areas.
  • We should strive to make learning integrative, inquiry based and problem centered.
  • All people should be empowered to be flexible learners, problem solvers and shape their futures in an ever-changing, global society

What is the 1:1 Tech Initiative?

Beginning with the fall of the 2015-2016 school year, ALL middle school students will be provided with a district issued Chromebook. Students will be able to utilize the device during all classes and also bring the device home in the evening.

All courses will have a Google Classroom platform for students to access.

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What is a Chromebook?

A Chromebook looks similar to a traditional laptop but does not run a traditional operating system like Windows or Yosemite. Chromebooks run Google's operating system, Chromium. The Chrome operating system is built for (1) the web, (2) security and (3) Chromebooks. Chromebooks require Wifi to access the web, but certain tasks can be accomplished with internet connection.
Introducing the Chromebook

How can I support my child?

1. Foster routines and organization strategies at home

2. Be involved with school work

3. Discuss character and digital citizenship

4. Educate yourself about emerging technology

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Amanda Lynch

K-12 Instructional Technology Leader