A publication for the parents of Fulton Public Schools
A message from the Superintendent
We are pleased to introduce the ‘Fulton Focus’ which will be a periodic newsletter containing items pertaining to your student(s) and the district. This issue will focus on the 1:1 Initiative providing electronic devices (Chromebooks) to all students in grades 6 through 12.
Our intent is to provide your student with structured electronic access to classroom assignments, curriculum, and support materials. Students will be able to complete work at home and use support materials if internet access is available. Concurrently, teachers will be able to monitor student work and internet access while in class; hence, academic support will continue to be delivered to your student in a timely fashion. Finally, through district monitored software, the Chromebooks as configured meet all requirements of the federal ‘Children’s Internet Protection Act’.
We believe electronic access provides a positive system for your student to access excellent curriculum materials under the guidance of faculty you know and trust.
Questions about the 1:1 process can be directed to any faculty, administrator or me at any time through the use of the FPS app, email, phone call or traditional correspondence.
Jacque Cowherd, Ed.D.
Increased student engagement
Satisfies online testing requirements
Provides flexibility, customization, and personalization, which enhance student motivation, morale, performance, efficiency, and effectiveness
Aligns with today’s mobile society where anytime, anywhere learning is a reality
Supports collaborative learning
Offers powerful collaborative and in-class possibilities. The Chromebook expands the number of available opportunities for students to collaborate and learn in ways that suit them best, giving them confidence and helping them achieve their full potential.
Improve interaction by allowing the easy exchange of information among students and with teachers
Assignments can be exchanged electronically
Students with advanced skills are able to expand their skills and knowledge.
Students with learning differences are better able to keep pace with classmates because they can utilize the technology to meet their individual learning needs.
“Formal learning is like riding a bus: the driver decides where the bus is going; the passengers are along for the ride. Informal learning is like riding a bike: the rider chooses the destination, the speed, and the route.” - Jay Cross