Success in a 21st century classroom requires the use and integration of a variety of technology tools by both students and staff.

Students are expected to use technology to create and publish their work, as well as collaborate and communicate with others.

In order for this to occur, it is the responsibility of the Smithfield Public Schools  to provide students with tools that facilitate learning anywhere and anytime and ensure equitable access for all students.

Providing students with Google Apps for Education accounts and a Chromebook to use at school and home is an initiative that is will move the district toward this vision for the 21st century classroom.

SPS 1 to 1 Initiative News & "In the News"

  • Chromebook Distribution for 3rd Grade Families
    The dates for Chromebook distribution for 3rd grade families have been scheduled. 3rd grade families will receive informational packets from their school principal. Here are the dates and times for each school. All distribution nights will be at held at each respective school:
    • Anna McCabe, Tuesday, October 25th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
    • William Winsor, Thursday, October 27th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
    • Old County Road, Tuesday, November 1st from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
    • Raymond LaPerche, Wednesday, November 2nd from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
    HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE
    In order for each student to receive his or her Chromebook, each student MUST bring the completed Chromebook Policy Signature Page to the meeting.

    At the meeting, the important points of the Chromebook Policy will be reviewed with students and their parents and guardians, students will receive their Chromebook, proper care of the Chromebook will be discussed, and students and their parents and guardians will participate together in a fun culminating activity using the Chromebook.
    Posted Oct 17, 2016, 5:33 AM by Paul Barrette
  • Informational meeting for 3rd grade parents and guardians

    We would like to invite parents of 3rd grade students to attend an informational meeting to learn more about the Chromebooks, how they will be used by students, what systems are in place to keep students safe, and what the expectations will be for students and their families. The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 13th at 5:30 p.m. in the Smithfield High School Auditorium. We are hoping that this meeting will provide an opportunity for parents to ask questions and to hear about the district’s planning and implementation process. Students do not need to attend this informational meeting. If you have attended previous informational meetings for other children, you do not need to attend because the information presented will be similar.


    The procedure for Chromebook distribution will also be discussed, but Chromebooks will NOT be distributed at this meeting. Distribution will take place at a future date at each individual school.


    We are looking forward to seeing you on the evening of Thursday, October 13th at 5:30 p.m. in the Smithfield High School Auditorium!
    Posted Oct 5, 2016, 1:13 PM by Paul Barrette
  • Exporting your Files and Data from your SPS Google Account
    If you are a staff member who is leaving the district or a student who is leaving school, you can export the majority of your files and data from your Smithfield Google account using a tool called Google Takeout. Takeout will allow you to download your files and data so that you can take it with you and access it even after your Smithfield Google account is disabled.

    Takeout will allow you to export your email, contacts, calendar, files from Drive, notes from Google Keep, and blog posts from Blogger (staff only). However, you will not be able to use Takeout to export any Google Sites that you may have created, so you will need to download these using separate instructions.

    Depending on how many files and how much data you have in your Smithfield Google account, Takeout can take hours (even days) to assemble your account archive, so please plan accordingly (i.e. don't wait until the last minute). Also, you can access Takeout from home using a personal device, so you do not need to be at school or using a school owned device to export your files and data.

    Here are some instructions on how to export your files and data, http://techtips.smithfield-ps.org/2016/06/exporting-data-from-your-sps-google.html

    Posted Jun 6, 2016, 6:49 AM by Paul Barrette
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