In 2013, FPD implemented the 1-to-1 Initiative with each student in fifth through twelfth grade receiving a school-issued Lenovo tablet pc on which to complete his or her assignments, take notes, and collaborate on school projects. The initiative is in full stride now with students and teachers engaged with the curriculum in ways that were previously not possible and our alumni are better prepared to enter a digitally-robust society. Beginning with the 2015-2106 academic year, FPD is excited to introduce a new device, the HP Elite X2 1012, that will help teachers and students work even more productively and efficiently.
The new tablet PCs will each have 8GB RAM, an Intel Core M5 processor, 12-inch touch screen with Gorilla glass, a USB-C port, USB 3.0 port, a Micro-SD slot, and 802.11ac wireless. They can easily be propped up on a desk with a sturdy aluminum alloy kickstand (same alloy used in the new Ford F150 frame) or carried on the arm with a rugged protective case featuring a hand strap Each device will come with a powerful HP Active Pen. Similar to the Lenovo stylus, the Active Pen writes on the tablet much like pen on paper, giving students excellent control and accuracy.
Benefits of 1-to-1
Access to Content
Students will be issues their own tablet PCs (about a $1,800 value) loaded with roughly $2,000 worth of software. The machines will provide students access to internet and network resources, digital textbooks, and more.
Critically Engaged Learning
A true 1-to-1 program allows for technology-enhanced instruction, interactive media, educational software application, classroom connection as well as giving teachers monitoring capabilities.
Meaningful & Creative Expression
Tablet PCs provide both standard productivity tools as well as those for developing oral, visual, collaborative and multimedia composition skills.
Connection to the Teacher
A 1-to-1 classroom includes shared notebooks, meaning feedback can be instant between teacher and student, giving all students equal access to instruction and guidance.
21st Century Skills & Issues
Students in a 1-to-1 environment develop vital technology skills as well as critical engagement with and evaluation of current issues in a technological society.