Digital EducationRevolution – NSW Coffs Harbour High School
Welcome Welcome to the parent information session introducing the DER program at Coffs Harbour High. Tonight we will cover the following topics: Program background. The laptops. Usage in the classroom. Program requirements. Support arrangements.
DER – NSW. What is it? The Digital Education Revolution is the fulﬁlment of an election promise made by Kevin Rudd in the lead up to the last federal election to provide all students from years 9 to 12 with access to a computer. A federally funded initiative implemented by relevant state authorities (i.e. DET-NSW) Laptops rolled out each year to students in year 9, starting in 2009 Laptops also rolled out to staff. Includes major infrastructure upgrades, teacher training and support networks.
DER NSW – Coffs Harbour Laptops have arrived and have been commissioned Rollout to students will occur on Thursday 1st March 2012 Students away will be caught up over the next couple of days Process is fairly well established, so few problems expected. TSO Introduction – Scott Heterick / Daniel Darwin
Laptops - Software Microsoft Windows 7 Microsoft Ofﬁce Productivity Suite Adobe CS5 Suite (Web Premium) Filtered internet No Facebook, Youtube, or Twitter These arent considered software for learning Much more! See https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/blog/9881- digitaleducationrevolutionnsw/entry/dernsw_2012_device_update
Laptops – Supporting Infrastructure Wireless access points (WAP’s) installed throughout the school All learning spaces have access Based on wireless N. Secure, reliable and fast! Backup is the students responsibility MyLocker available. Must be synchronised regularly. Otherwise use a USB key or external drive.
Laptops – Care and Safety Wetsuit based cover - also laptop has a much more rugged body Offers good protection Won’t stand up to mistreatment Laptops must be ‘shutdown’ before being placed inside. Anti-theft technology Laptop can be disabled remotely if lost or stolen. Safe usage at home E.g. Don’t sit laptop on a pillow. Bring to school fully charged. Easily ﬁts in a student’s bag. Must be brought to school fully charged. Make charging part of your routine. Guides for safe usage are available. See the TSO.
In the Classroom Provide unprecedented opportunity for collaboration. Not just within a class group. Perhaps regional, national or even international collaboration is possible. Policies in place for appropriate use. Ergonomics Safe surﬁng & web ﬁltering. Teachers have undertaken professional learning
In the Classroom Monday 5th March 2012 - Laptop Training Day File Management Making the most of Ofﬁce 2010 Moodle & other Web 2 tools OneNote Better Searching and Referencing
The User Charter An agreement between the student, parents/carers and the school regarding use and care of the laptop. Must be signed by both parents/guardians AND students before a laptop can be issued.
Laptop Management If a laptop is stolen... Report to the TSO. Complete an incident report. Obtain a police report. Deliver to the Principal/HT . A laptop can be temporarily loaned to the student. Stolen laptops will be disabled.
Laptop Management If a laptop is lost... Report to TSO. Complete an incident report. Fill out a statutory declaration. Report to Principal/HT. Temporary loans of spare laptops may be available.
Laptop Management If a laptop isn’t working... Report to TSO. TSO will diagnose and ﬁx if possible. Otherwise will co-ordinate with vendors. Malicious or accidental damage is NOT covered by warranty. Temporary loans of spare laptops may be available.