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  1. 1. Welcome to the AOSR 1:1 Laptop Pilot Program for 8 th Grade
  2. 2. Why are we starting a 1:1 laptop program? <ul><li>Our children are digital natives. </li></ul><ul><li>They grew up with technology. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s an integral part of their lives. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>We need to embrace technology as a learning tool </li></ul><ul><li>and help students learn to use it </li></ul><ul><li>EFFECTIVELY & RESPONSIBLY . </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>How will we prepare our students for a “flat world” where they are global citizens? </li></ul>The World is Changing.
  5. 6. By Teaching 21 st Century Skills <ul><li>Thinking skills—analyzing and making meaning from vast amounts of information </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity & innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Using technology responsibly </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Core content is important, </li></ul><ul><li>but it’s no longer enough. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Our Beliefs <ul><li>Learning should stretch beyond school walls and after the bell rings. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Our Beliefs <ul><li>Students should be engaged and excited to learn. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Our Beliefs <ul><li>Students will be asked authentic questions and work together to solve them. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Our Beliefs <ul><li>Teachers and students will create a learning community together. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Our Beliefs <ul><li>Students will learn how to use technology responsibly in and out of the school environment. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Our Beliefs <ul><li>Technology will help our students learn how to learn , preparing them for a future that we can only imagine. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Laptop Basic Information <ul><li>Leased—no cost to parents </li></ul><ul><li>Only cost will be the laptop bag </li></ul><ul><li>Students will take them home every night and weekend </li></ul><ul><li>Must be charged at home </li></ul><ul><li>Returned at the end of May </li></ul>
  14. 15. Laptop User Agreement <ul><li>Student is responsible for backing up files </li></ul><ul><li>Family is responsible for cost of replacement if laptop lost or stolen </li></ul><ul><li>Family responsible for cost of damage due to student misuse or negligence </li></ul><ul><li>Warranty covers manufacturer’s defects </li></ul><ul><li>Student will follow Standards of Proper Care </li></ul>
  15. 16. Bag Requirements <ul><li>Needs padding </li></ul><ul><li>Should fit inside your locker </li></ul><ul><li>Should fit inside your backpack outside of school to hide it </li></ul><ul><li>Easy handles or strap to carry around all day </li></ul><ul><li>Fit our laptop size of 13” wide X 9.1” high </li></ul>
  16. 17. Good Bag Small, padded with handles
  17. 18. Bad Bag WON’T FIT IN LOCKER TOO FAT
  18. 19. Security <ul><li>New locks on student lockers </li></ul><ul><li>Students will keep them in eye contact or in their lockers at school. </li></ul><ul><li>Take them home every night and weekend. </li></ul>
  19. 20. Anti-Theft Software <ul><li>Each computer will have anti-theft software installed. </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops can be tracked. </li></ul><ul><li>Missing laptops must be reported immediately. </li></ul><ul><li>Police will be notified and track the laptop. </li></ul>
  20. 21. [email_address]
  21. 22. Online Safety Resources for Home <ul><li>See the parent pages on the MacBook support website </li></ul><ul><li>Handout of resources </li></ul>
  22. 23. Pilot Program <ul><li>We’ll all learn together. </li></ul><ul><li>There may be some bumps in the road. </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll communicate with you by an email newsletter every month on lessons learned. </li></ul><ul><li>Please email or call us with questions or suggestions. </li></ul><ul><li>Together we can make this a success. </li></ul>

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