Fort Smith Public Schools provides students the opportunity to participate in a digital conversion program where students are issued chromebook devices for school and home use. This is an innovative approach where learners have access to a rich array of technological tools intended to enhance both teaching and learning.
Our purpose is building foundations in
- critical thinking
Students will demonstrate digital citizenship by learning and following responsible behavior. Using technology allows students to learn at their full potential and prepares them for the real-world applications of their learning in college and the workplace. Digital learning integrates technology into the curriculum anytime, anyplace. Learning results from the dynamic interaction among students, educators, parents, and the extended community. Digital learning encourages students to solve problems and think critically by stimulating analytical thinking. Technology transforms the teacher from a director of learning to a facilitator of learning
- Students are expected to bring their chromebook devices to school every day, fully charged. There will be limited access to power charging areas in school. Students will continues to be accountable for the learning in all classes with or without their device. Repeated violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action.
- Students should be prepared to provide their own headphones to be used during instructional time, or have their sound muted to respect all other students, unless explicitly permitted by the teacher.
- Software updates may occur during school hours at the request of teachers or technology staff members. In rare instances, students may be asked to leave their devices at school overnight or over a weekend in order to perform updates. Teachers will be notified before software updates occur to ensure adequate planning.