What does it mean to be 1:1?
Each student in grades six through eight will be issued a Chromebook during the first month of school. Students will use this device for the remainder of the school year in all of their academic courses. They are responsible for the general care of the device and are expected to bring it to their classes as they would any other school supply.
What IS a Chromebook?
A Chromebook is a laptop device that, through the Google Chrome operating system, allows students to access such tools as internet browsing and web-based word processing. Because the Google platform is web-based, it allows students to access school materials from anywhere, simply by logging into their school-issued Gmail account. Chromebooks are small in size, as well as durable, so perfect for a student to utilize during the school day
Why does my child “need” a computer or device at school?
Today’s students learn in a variety of ways, and utilizing Chromebooks in the classroom allows teachers to provide students with a personalized learning experience that is engaging and meets their needs as 21st century learners. Chromebooks provide students with a multitude of resources for learning that extend beyond the classroom. Plus, with the addition of Google for Education, students are able to collaborate with peers on presentations and projects, and interact with teachers through the use of Google Docs.
Are there fees?
To help protect the District’s substantial investment, starting with the 2016-17 school year, each student participating in the Chromebook initiative will be charged a $40 yearly fee to cover the costs of an accidental protection and damage program. For more information, please view the letter linked below.
What happens if the Chromebook is damaged?
During study hall time, the student would bring their computer to Mr. Miller, Mrs. Drozd or Ms. Lee to determine next steps. If repairs are needed, the student will be provided with a loaner computer while theirs is out for repair.