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Project Connect Keynote

  1. 1. St. Joseph School District Benton High School PROJECT CONNECT MacBook Rollout 2012Monday, December 19, 11
  2. 2. Welcome from Dr. Westfall ■ Welcome Parents and Special Guests ■ A Word from the Superintendent ■ Agenda/OverviewMonday, December 19, 11
  3. 3. Welcome from Dr. SmithMonday, December 19, 11
  4. 4. Agenda/Overview ■ SJSD Learning Profile and Instructional Goals ■ Project Connect ■ Laptop Information and Distribution Overview ■ Student and Parent Technology Handbook ■ Digital Citizenship and Online Safety ■ Insurance and Replacement Cost Information ■ Frequently Asked QuestionsMonday, December 19, 11
  5. 5. SJSD Project Connect and Instructional Goals What does it take to be a 21st century learner?Monday, December 19, 11
  6. 6. SJSD Learning ProfileMonday, December 19, 11
  7. 7. SJSD Instructional Goals ■ Goal 1 Information Literacy - Measurable Objective: Digital Exhibition - Measurable Objective: Increased interaction with academic text ■ Goal 2 Collaboration and Communication - Measurable Objective: pre-post surveys of students regarding experience, pre-post surveys of teachers regarding assignments ■ Goal 3 Writing - Measurable Objective: pre-post ratings of writing levels as determined by, spreadsheet of feedback ■ Goal 4 Reading - Measurable Objective: pre-post Lexile scoresMonday, December 19, 11
  8. 8. Reviewing Project Connect What does Project Connect entail?Monday, December 19, 11
  9. 9. Project Connect Implementation ■ Project Schools - Benton High School - Bode Middle School - Edison Elementary - Lindbergh Elementary ■ Project Devices - 13-inch white MacBooks - 1st generation iPadsMonday, December 19, 11
  10. 10. Laptop Information and Distribution Overview How will my student receive a laptop?Monday, December 19, 11
  11. 11. Laptop Information and Distribution ■ Laptop Roll-Out in CAMP - Schedule ■ Laptop Care and Feeding - School-wide practices - Online safety ■ Technology Help Desk ■ Technology Service Center ■ Student and Parent Technology HandbookMonday, December 19, 11
  12. 12. Getting Your MacBook ■ CAMP teachers will have registered students’ MacBooks ■ Students will receive MacBooks in CAMP ■ Student handbook distribution via Self Service ■ First day schedule for students ■ First week schedule for studentsMonday, December 19, 11
  13. 13. Student and Parent Technology Handbook What policies and procedures guide my student?Monday, December 19, 11
  14. 14. Notebook Usage Agreement ■ The MacBook is the property of St. Joseph School District ■ Funded through allocated technology dollars ■ It is intended for educational use ■ Usage is a privilege ■ Supports the learning environmentMonday, December 19, 11
  15. 15. Student Handbook Information ■ Keeping Your MacBook Safe ■ MacBook Use - Power - Data - Care @ Home - Procedures - Student - ParentsMonday, December 19, 11
  16. 16. Keeping Your MacBooks Safe ■ Secure your MacBook (hot, cold, car) ■ Don’t feed it ■ Don’t water it ■ Don’t put place objects on keyboard ■ Keep it clean ■ for more information, go to: http://www.apple.com/support/macbook/care/Monday, December 19, 11
  17. 17. MacBook Use: Power ■ Make sure your MacBook goes to sleep before placing it in your bag ■ Ensures hard drive is “parked” and not running ■ Wait for the MacBook to “breathe” or the Apple Logo light to turn offMonday, December 19, 11
  18. 18. MacBook Use: Power ■ Make sure your MacBook goes to sleep before placing it in your bag ■ Ensures hard drive is “parked” and not running ■ Wait for the MacBook to “breathe” or the Apple Logo light to turn offMonday, December 19, 11
  19. 19. MacBook Use: Data ■ It is your child’s responsibility to back up his information periodically to his district provided server space -- this can ONLY be done at school ■ If a computer is serviced, you may lose all data ■ Save all documents to the Documents folderMonday, December 19, 11
  20. 20. Care @ Home the safe at home work zone Safeguard charger in non-trip area No food “Public Place” in your house flat, dry area away No Drinks from edge of table orMonday, December 19, 11
  21. 21. MacBook Procedures (Student) ■ Bring your charged Macbook to school every day; charge it overnight ■ Don’t share it; treat it as if it belongs to you ■ Keep it in the case when not in use ■ Bring your power cord to school every day ■ Do not deface the MacBook or the bag ■ MacBook is subject to inspection at any timeMonday, December 19, 11
  22. 22. MacBook Procedures (Parents) ■ Monitor students at home; know what they download on and access with their MacBook ■ Know your student’s passwords ■ Have them show you what they are doing on their MacBook ■ Student code of conduct applies in the digital worldMonday, December 19, 11
  23. 23. Digital Citizenship and Online Safety How do I keep my student safe while online?Monday, December 19, 11
  24. 24. Digital Citizenship ■ Respect and Protect - Digital Footprint ■ Weekly Safety Instruction and Tips - Tech Tuesday and Safety Tip ThursdayMonday, December 19, 11
  25. 25. Online Safety Tips ■ Your child’s internet use is filtered by SJSD ■ Talk with your child about what is shared on the internet ■ Establish “house rules” with your studentMonday, December 19, 11
  26. 26. Online Safety Resources ■ http://netsmartz.org ■ http://www.netsmartz411.org/ ■ http://iaicac.org ■ http://cybersmart.org/ ■ http://www.getnetwise.org/ ■ http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ ■ http://www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguidee.htm ■ http://www.cyberangels.org/homefront.html ■ http://www.safekids.com/kidsrules.htm ■ http://www.isafe.org/Monday, December 19, 11
  27. 27. Insurance and Replacement Cost Information What are the costs involved in Project Connect?Monday, December 19, 11
  28. 28. Insurance Options ■ Free Student Usage ■ Purchasing Laptop Insurance - Worth Avenue Group Example ■ What is Full Laptop Coverage?Monday, December 19, 11
  29. 29. Replacement Costs ■ Student Laptop -> $900 ■ Compatible Charger/Power Cord -> $80 ■ InfoCase© Carrying Case -> $25 ■ CompuTrace ■ Laptop Damage Diagnostic ■ Consequences and Limited AccessMonday, December 19, 11
  30. 30. Final Meeting Requirements ■ Your signature of the User Agreement Form indicates your willingness to accept the terms defined by the Responsible Use Agreement, Board of Education Policy EHB, and the SJSD Technology General Guidelines ■ User Agreements are available alphabetically by student’s last name ■ Notecards available to submit Frequently Asked QuestionsMonday, December 19, 11
  31. 31. Thank You!Monday, December 19, 11

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