NEW CHROMEBOOK, NETBOOK AND IPADS AND OTHER MOBILE DEVICE INFORMATION

 

CHROMEBOOKS — As noted previously in this document, grades 6, 7, and 8 have new Chromebook computers.  Grade 7 received these first and they have Samsung Chromebooks. Grades 6 and 8 received their new Chromebooks last year and they are ACER Chromebooks.  Due to damage to three of the ACER Chromebooks last year, we have replaced those with new Lenovo Chromebooks for the 2016-2017 school year.  One of these will be placed in Grade 8 and the other two will be placed in Grade 6.  There are 20 Chromebooks for each class in grades 6, 7, and 8.  Since teachers in these grades have been using these for the past two years, no new training should be required for the teachers or the students in grades 7 and 8.  New students in Grade 6 will require training on these devices during the first full week of school.

NETBOOK Computers:

The Netbook computers have been reassigned to grades 4 and 5 for the 2016-2017 school year.  The teachers and students in Grade 4 will not require training on these devices.  The teacher in grade 5 will require training but the students were all trained last year.

DELL LAPTOP Computers

These computes have been reassigned to grade 3.  All students in this class used these devices last year and will only require refresher training at the beginning of the school year.  The teacher for Grade 3 is a laptop user and will have no problem using these Dell Laptops.

SAMSUNG and DELL TABLET Computers

Grade 1 has the Samsung and Dell Tablet Computers for the 2016-2017 school year.  All students in this grade will require training at the beginning of the school year on these devices.  The teacher will require training on the Dell systems that were just added this year.

iPAD Systems

The school iPads have been moved to Kindergarten and Second Grade.  Students and teachers in these classes already know how to use these mobile devices.  A brief refresher class will be held for the students during their first computer class for the year.

NOTES TO ALL TEACHERS USING THIS EQUIPMENT:

1.  The charging station is to be moved to your classrooms before distributing these computers to your students.

2.  All teachers and students must be trained on the use of this equipment.

3.  All students must have a parent signed permission slip identifying the conditions of use of this mobile lab before they are permitted to use these systems.

4.  Students may only use these computers in school and only for specific classroom assignments given by their teachers.

5.  The mobile computers are not to be plugged back into the charging station until the end of each day.  The charging station is to be returned to the charging location, plugged in and left on overnight so that all systems may recharge.

6.  Students are responsible for the handling of this equipment when it is at their desk, and when they are removing it from the charging station and/or placing back into the charging station.

7.  Students are to use the system log in ID’s and passwords set up for each system.

8.  Only teachers after consultation with the media specialist can add new software to the systems.

9.  Students and teachers are responsible for seeing that all security and protection software is updated when those updates are provided automatically on the systems.  Students and teachers must restart the computers after an update has been installed.

10.  Students are to clean their mobile device screens with the designated cleaning cloth and cleaning solution after each use .

For iPad Computer use tutorials please see the following sites:

http://www.apple.com/education/ipad/?kmed=ppc&gclid=CPKMhvL7macCFUdN4AodoXuIeA

http://www.youtube.com/user/Apple?v=FJWfReUwMSg&feature=pyv&ad=6552733756&kw=iPad%20tutorials

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_3m7iQ0Oio

All teachers involved in this project are to complete training

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