Computing in the classroom
Interacting with and learning from technology is an integral part of our society and at Franklin we strive for all of our students to learn with computers daily in a meaningful way. Starting out as Kindergarteners using educational apps on Kindle Fire tablets and growing into to 5th graders researching current events on Chromebooks, Franklin’s technology program will prepare your child for learning in the 21st century.
With the support of Friends of Franklin and parent and teacher volunteers, every classroom at Franklin has a variety of technology at their disposal. In Kinder, each classroom has 6 Kindle Fire Kids tablets and 1-2 Apple iMac computers. In 1st and 2nd grades, each classroom has 6 Kindle Fire Kids tablets and 4 Apple iMac computers.
In 3rd grade, each classroom has 4 Apple iMac computers and the grade level shares an iPad cart with 35 iPads (daily each room receives 8-9 iPads). In 4th and 5th grades, each classroom has 6-8 Apple iMac computers. The 4th and 5th grades share a Google Chromebook cart with 104 Chromebooks and an iPad cart with 35 iPads. Daily each classroom receives 6-8 Chromebooks and 6-8 iPads for student use. We also have a Macbook cart with roughly 20 laptops that teachers throughout the school share as needed. Additionally, each teacher has an iPad, a laptop and a projector.