Summer Technology Updates

Summer Technology Updates
Posted on 07/20/2017
Raider one to oneThe District’s Technology Department is looking forward to an exciting school year!

We will be launching a new District web site and our District Instructional Technology Plan includes a provision to provide devices (Chromebooks) to students across the district. In some grade levels, this will include providing devices on a 1:1 basis (one Chromebook: one student). We’re calling our 1:1 Chromebook program Raider 1:1. The goal is to provide opportunities for students and teachers to collaborate, think critically, participate in project and inquiry-based learning, and make their classrooms more efficient.

The District’s Director of Technology, Christopher Clancy, has announced that the first phase of Raider 1:1 will begin this September. Students in grades 11 and 12 will be provided with Chromebooks to use throughout the school day and at home.
This phase also includes students in grade 5. Those classrooms will be outfitted with Chromebooks for each student, however, they will not take them home. Instead, Chromebooks will be housed in classroom carts for overnight storage and charging, Mr. Clancy said. The District plans to continue providing devices to additional grade levels during the 2018-2019 school year and beyond.

“This is an exciting step for our district and our students. Special thanks to building technology committees, teachers, students and administrators who have come together to share their feedback, plan and help organize Raider 1:1,’’ Mr. Clancy said.

The Raider 1:1 logo, shown left, was created by Canastota art teacher Denise Whalen.

An information night for parents and community members who want to learn more about Raider 1:1 will be held on August 22, 2017 in the Auditorium.

The plan is to create a handbook and student agreement for the project. These will be posted to the district’s new web site.