Forestburg ISD is meeting today's technology demands while preparing for the demands of the future. Our WiFi network is delivered to us over fiber optic cable from Nortex Communications in Muenster, Tx.
Our robust bandwidth of
1 Gbps, translates to over
5 Mbps per student--
far beyond the recommended minimum.
To put this into perspective, the current
FCC Goal for PK-12 Education is:
1 Mbps per student
FISD has 5 Mbps.
View FCC Goals here.
Fast and reliable internet is important,
but it's only as good as the devices that deliver it.
Forestburg ISD sports 30+ Ubiquiti Unify Pro AC wireless access points. These are multi-radio access points capable of delivering fast Wi-Fi over dual bands (2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz) with speeds up to 1300 Mbps.
With an access point in every
Classroom, Library, Office, Agriculture Barn and the Gym,
there's no where on campus that students are unable to connect!
FISD uses technology to increase STAAR Scores, support curriculum, and equip our students with the 21st Century skills required by the colleges, universities, and employers of today.
Students in grades 3-12 currently use Chromebooks in the classroom.
Our goal for the 2019-20 school year is to replace all older iPads in Pre-K through 2nd Grade with Hybrid Chromebook/Tablets.
Chromebook and iPad carts are checked out to each teacher which means,
Every Student in Every Class
has access to a device to facilitate
Collaboration, Research, and Creativity.
Our district fully embraces
Google G-Suite and Google Classroom
as a means to deliver and receive instructional materials paperlessly.
Our Technology CTE and Robotics Program use
full compliment laptops running Windows 10x64.
Promethean ActivBoards and ActivPanels
All classrooms have interactive Promethean ActivBoards or ActivPanels.
ActivBoards and ActivPanels allow teachers to demonstrate a learning objective whether text, graphics, or audio/video, and allow students to use ActivPens to interact with educational material.
We are currently in the process of replacing older Promethean ActivBoards with Promethean ActivPanels.