Technology

"Technology can become the “wings” that will allow the educational world to fly farther and faster than ever before—if we will allow it." - Jenny Arledge

Technology @ Franklin

Franklin is a technology forward school. Our classrooms, staff and students are equipped with technology and devices that amplify effective classroom instruction and enrich deeper learning. 

Our school SPOC (Single Point of Contact) is available during school hours to help your child with any device related issues.  

If your student is using the device at home and is having difficulty connecting to the internet, please call the district’s technology hotline (24/7) at 541-757-5862 for a recorded message of any possible district-wide issues affecting the school district’s network. Students or parents may also conatact our school SPOC to report a problem or for assistance troubleshooting any issues.

Miss Smith
Franklin SPOC (Tech Support)
541-757-4547
tina.smith@corvallis.k12.or.us

Interactive White Boards & Projectors

Interactive whiteboards give students the opportunity to absorb information in multiple formats and encourage increased participation and enhanced collaboration. Teachers are also able to make use of PowerPoint presentations, images and even film as teaching tools through the use of projectors.

Amplification Systems

Students are able to hear clearly so that they can learn to grow essential listening skills in an environment that meets their unique needs. Amplification systems are also particularly effective for children with special learning needs.

Student iPads

Corvallis School District is a 1:1 school district. Every student is equipped with an iPad. Students are immersed in an interactive classroom environment and are able to engage in a diverse learning experience. Assignments can be submitted digitally and students are able to access web based texts, classroom calendars, and related school work from anywhere. 

Apps @ Franklin

Helping your child navigate all of the different apps that they utilize at school can be be fun and exciting. But, it can also be daunting. We want to help! We have provided you with a list of CORE apps that are used in our classrooms and throughout the district. Also, grade level specific apps that may be used by your child.

Apple Classroom

Classroom is a powerful iPad app that helps teachers guide learning, share work, and manage student devices.

Teachers can view any student’s iPad screen on their iPad screen.  They can share student work on the big screen, launch and lock apps with Remote Control and reset forgotten passwords right in the classroom.

Learn more by watching the video below.

 

Digital Citizenship

While the Corvallis School District filters Internet content, actively manages district-issued devices and teaches digital citizenship lessons, students’ curiosity and access to personal technology make it important for parents to monitor their child’s use of technology and reinforce digital citizenship practices. No filtering solution can prevent students from exposure to all inappropriate content, especially if they are trying intentionally to access it.

If you want hints, ideas and resources about how to teach your child to use technology safely and responsibly, consider Commonsense Media’s Family Tip Sheets.