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  • In 1970, these were the most valued skills Fortune 500 companies were look or in employees. Note the ones that appear in orange and where they are on this scale.
    Oral Communications, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Interpersonal Skills.
    Today, these skills moved to the top of the list.
    With help from the PDL(Blended Learning) Initiative it is our hope that students be more equipped with these skills: Oral Communications, Teamwork, Problem-Solving, Interpersonal Skills and be better prepared for the future.
  • To prepare students for college and careers, it is our responsibility to ensure they have the tools necessary to be successful.
    Students in grades 6-8 received the Apple in the 2013-14 school year. The iPad comes with a school issued case. The purpose of the case is to protect the iPad, especially while the iPad is being
    transported. The iPad must remain in the school issued protective case at all times. No stickers or any other items should be attached to the iPad itself unless placed there by school staff.
    Refer parents to the district’s PDL website for additional information about care and maintenance of the device.
    Students devices comes equipped with a number of apps to assist in their learning.
    AirWatch will allow teachers to monitor the apps that are installed
  • A student’s responsibility for a device is no different than their responsibility for a textbook. Students who abuse or misuse textbooks have always been held responsible for their actions through disciplinary action and financial responsibility.
  • These are the rules for device care that teachers will be reminding students of every day. Parents can help by extended these rules to locations away from school.
  • These are the rules for device care that teachers will be reminding students of every day. Parents can help by helping to enforce these rules at locations away from school.
  • Students will participate in digital citizenship lessons and activities prior to receiving a device. Some of the topics include:   Care of Use of Technology, Cyberbulling, Online Safety & Security, Protecting Your Personal Information, The Digital Footprint, Choices & Behavior and Impact of Words & Actions. Families interested in more information about internet safety should visit www.commensensemedia.org.
  • At school, inappropriate websites will be blocked using the district's filtering application. Students are expected to follow the Acceptable Use Policy and report any accidental inappropriate material to their teacher or administrator.
  • Please review and help us reinforce these safety tips by periodically reviewing them often.
    These rules are non-negotiable and are designed to protect our students.
  • This is what we tell our students……..You can help by reinforcing it at home. THINK before you POST.
  • Commonsensemedia.org is a great place to find advice for parents.
  • Filters prevent access to inappropriate sites; however, they are not foolproof. Students who intentionally access inappropriate sites or try to work around the filtering system will be disciplined accordingly.
  • Talk with your student about what they are doing in their classes at school. Ask them to show you how they use these tools.
  • HCS filters block unsafe sites, but students can access them through their smartphones.
    Be aware of which social media sites your student is using (Twitter, Vine, Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, Tumblr etc.)
    Talk with your student about their permanent digital footprint (digital footprint is any and all information about a person in the internet)
    Be alert of any cyber-bullying and notify school immediately if it involves another student
    Examples of social media
    h. Snapchat
  • What is “responsible use of technology? It is the rules to follow and the etiquette, to follow the law and to avoid hurting others on the internet.
    We expect our students to follow the same code of conduct on the internet as we they do in the classroom.
  • Improper use of technology will result in consequences and will be handled as any other discipline issue is handled.
    These are common sense rules to respect others and HCS property. Please refer to your schools code of conduct and the district’s acceptable use policy.
  • HCS PDL Parent Presentation

    1. 1. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl TRANSFORMING TEACHING AND LEARNING #hcspdl Updatefor2015-16
    2. 2. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Session Goals Provide an overview/update of HCS PDL initiative Provide an overview of the fees and the responsible use of technology
    3. 3. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl What is the 1:1 PDL? Horry County Schools Personalized Digital Learning (PDL) initiative began in 2014 and will place personal computing devices in the hands of students in grades 3-12 over four years. The new technological tools will enable teachers to personalize education in ways not possible before.
    4. 4. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Our Vision To transform teaching and learning by immersing all students in rich, authentic, relevant, personalized digital learning experiences that lead to college and career readiness and enable deeper learning across the disciplines. Critical Thinking Communication Collaboration Creativity
    5. 5. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Fortune 500 Most Valued Skills Writing 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Teamwork Problem Solving Interpersonal Skills Computational Skills Reading Skills Organizational Effectiveness Goal Setting/Motivation Listening Skills Personal Career Development Creative Thinking Leadership Oral Communications 1970 Today
    6. 6. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl The Right Thing? This is more than just about giving students devices. This is about changing the way teachers teach and students learn. HCS PDL will create transformational, digital-age instruction that will prepare Horry County Schools children to succeed in the 21st century and compete with their peers around the world.
    7. 7. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl  Critical thinking and problem solving  Collaboration and leadership  Agility and adaptability  Initiative and entrepreneurship  Effective oral and written communication  Accessing and analyzing information  Curiosity and imagination 21st Century Skills
    8. 8. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Getting to Know The Device for 5-8 Grades 5 - 8 Apple IPad
    9. 9. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Getting to Know The Device for 9-12 Grades 9 - 12 Dell Venue 11
    10. 10. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Preloaded Apps for 2015-16 (grades 5-8)  Airwatch MDM Agent  Book Creator Free  Capstone Interactive  Destiny Quest  Edmodo  EdPuzzle  Follett Brytewave K-12  GoodNotes 4 - Notes & PDF  Google Classroom  Google Drive  Google Maps  iMovie  iTunes U  Keynote  Lerner Digital eReader  Nearpod  Numbers  Pages  Popplet Lite  Sketchpad Explorer
    11. 11. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl $25 Technology Fee Students who PAY the Technology Fee: are allowed to take devices home (HIGH SCHOOL GRADES 9-12 ONLY) pay an additional $25 for the first accidental damage repair, $50 for the second accidental damage repair and full cost of repair for all subsequent accidental damage repairs during the academic year pay an additional $25 for device replacement due to theft (requires formal police report) pay full repair for all damage caused by neglect or abuse pay full replacement cost for loss due to neglect
    12. 12. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl $25 Technology Fee Students who DO NOT pay the Technology Fee: – Are allowed to use the device at school only – Pay full repair costs for all accidental damage – Pay full replacement cost for loss due to theft – Pay full repair for all damage caused by neglect or abuse – Pay full replacement cost for loss due to neglect
    13. 13. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl What are repair fees if a student chooses not to pay the $25 fee? Like a textbook, responsibility for the loss or damage of a device, even at school, is the responsibility of the student/parent. For students who do not pay the initial $25 Technology Fee, costs for damage are estimated at: Broken Screen $150 Power adapter and cord $35 Case $25 Re-Synchronization due to violation of the Acceptable Use Policy $15 Broken/missing keys or destroyed keyboard $15 up to $115. Replacement of the device could be $500 or more. The $25 Technology Fee provides added protection against such costs.
    14. 14. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Are students required to pay the $25 Technology Fee?  We encourage families to pay the $25 fee to avoid larger expenses throughout the year.  A $25 Technology Fee will help cover the cost of possible needed repairs or replacement of a device.  The fee is required of students in grades 9-12 who wish to take the devices home. Students in grades 5-8 will leave devices at school.
    15. 15. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Rules for Device Care  Use school-issued case and bag  Keep food and drinks away from the device  Do not leave the device unattended  For students using the Dell Venue, the keyboard should be attached when the student is not seated. The keyboard is added protection for the tablet in case of an accidental drop.  Do not stack books or other objects on top of any device.The glass is fragile and will break without proper care.  NEVER place a device on the floor or in a seat. The glass is not meant to bend and it will break if stepped on or sat on.
    16. 16. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Rules for Device Care  Handle the electronic device with care.  NEVER throw a carrying case that contains a device.  DO NOT place a device in a book bag containing other objects. Careful placement in the carrying case is important.  NEVER use sharp object(s) on the device. The screen is glass and is vulnerable to cracking.  NEVER place heavy objects on top of the device and avoid dropping the device.
    17. 17. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Internet Safety and Responsibility
    18. 18. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Internet Safety at School  During school hours, students use the Internet only for education and research purposes  Teachers monitor student Internet use in class  Students are not allowed “free time” to search the Internet  Students receive training on use of the device and Internet safety through digital citizenship workshops
    19. 19. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Student Safety Online  NEVER give out personal information  NEVER use parent’s credit card without permission  NEVER share passwords with anyone (other than your parents)  NEVER arrange a face-to-face meeting with someone you met online  DO NOT OPEN an email if you do not know who sent it  DO NOT CLICK on banner ads or pop up ads on websites  NEVER USE bad language or send threatening email
    20. 20. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl What is at stake? If you would not share it with your family, DO NOT post it!
    21. 21. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl The 10 Common Sense Rules for Parents Thanks to the good people at Common Sense Media for this list.
    22. 22. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl School Internet Filtering Filtering software installed on the HCS web server blocks prohibited or inappropriate sites. Filter is in place at all times Blocks websites based on content key words Can block specific websites upon request
    23. 23. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Communication Tools  The district has provided student e-mail accounts.  Edmodo, Google Classroom and other approved social media accounts may also be used by students when communicating with their teachers, collaborating with other students in their class and submitting assignments.  Students will learn about copyright laws, intellectual property and privacy through the use of these tools.
    24. 24. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Social Media  MONITOR all social media use at home  HCS filters block unsafe sites when at school  Be aware of which social media sites your student is using  Talk with your student about their digital footprint  Be alert of any cyber-bullying and notify school immediately if it involves another student
    25. 25. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Responsible Use of Technology  Follow copyright laws (ex. music piracy)  Use appropriate language online  Students will make available all messages or files upon administrator or teacher request  Like a textbook or a locker, HCS owns the device. Students are only permitted to use it for educational purposes  Administrators have the capability to remotely view student devices
    26. 26. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl What is Prohibited?  Resetting the device  Bypassing the filter  Tampering with district installed security settings  Using another student’s username or password  Sharing passwords (other than with parents)  Downloading or installing apps that have not been approved  Tampering with hardware  Inappropriate material: Unacceptable in a school setting
    27. 27. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Q&A Please share any comments or questions you may have. We will be asking parents and students to complete various surveys during the year. We encourage you to respond and appreciate your feedback.
    28. 28. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Technology Resources for Parents HCS Personalized Digital Learning Common Sense Media ISTE Standards for Students
    29. 29. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl TRANSFORMING TEACHING AND LEARNING #hcspdl Updatefor2015-16