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DPI Parent Meeting

  1. 1. Mission of the Alabama State Board of Education To provide a state system of education which is committed to academic excellence and which provides education of the highest quality to all Alabama students, preparing them for the 21st century.
  2. 2. Limestone County School is focused on providing resources for our K-12 students and staff to become immersed in a Digital Conversion. The purpose of the Digital Passport Initiative is to employ technology in ways that improve teaching and learning through increased student engagement while teaching the Alabama state-approved Purpose of the Digital Passport Initiative
  3. 3. What is DPI? The Digital Passport Initiative is a one-to-one (1:1) (student to laptop) initiative of the Limestone County School District. Under the supervision of Dr. Tom Sisk, Limestone County is dedicated to providing a device per student which will serve as their “Passport” to 21st Century Learning. This initiative is not a device initiative; it is a curriculum initiative which will allow students to use the device for instructional purposes to advance learning. a 1:1 initiative has proven to increase test scores and student attendance and decrease student
  4. 4. Today’s Learners Today’s learners have grown up in a digital world. Many have cell phones, computers, multi-dimensional video entertainment, iPods, the Internet, and they have never seen a TV without a remote control. Our children are hyper communicators, goal planners, multi-taskers, experts at figuring out and using technology. They are active learners and we must reach them on their level!
  5. 5. Digital Citizenship & Internet Safety All students are required to complete a Digital Citizenship curriculum before they are able to take their laptops home. This curriculum consists of five online modules. M1: Communication M2: Privacy M3: Cyberbullying M4: Searching Online M5: Creative Credit
  6. 6. School Internet Use Limestone County Schools provides server-based internet filtering software which is pre-loaded on the student devices. It is designed to function at any time a student accesses the Internet-both in and out of school. When clicking on an Internet browser, students are required to login to the Internet using their username and password. This helps prevent unauthorized users from accessing the Internet on the student’s device.
  7. 7. However, no content filter is capable of preventing all access to all online content that is not school-related and/or inappropriate. The most important filter is parental supervision.
  8. 8. Home Internet Use Suggested Guidelines ● Set and enforce rules for Internet use. ● Keep the laptop in a common room and not in a bedroom with the door closed ● Set a time limit for the Internet, instant messaging, social networking sites, online gaming, etc. ● Keep a record of all login names and passwords. ● Know your students email address and check their email periodically. ● Check your child’s Internet history. To check the history: o Safari: History>Show History o Chrome: History>Show Full History
  9. 9. Privacy No right of privacy exists in the use of technological resources. Students should not assume that files or communications accessed, downloaded, created or transmitted using school district technological resources or stored on services or hard drives of
  10. 10. Device To Be Issued 11 inch MacBook Air Laptop
  11. 11. Software on MacBook
  12. 12. Device Agnostic Google Apps For Education
  13. 13. Google Docs = Microsoft Word/iLife Pages Google Sheets = Microsoft Excel/iLife Numbers Google Slides = Microsoft PowerPoint/iLife
  14. 14. DPI Accessories Brenthaven Laptop Case Charger Block w/removable plug & extension cord Name Badge for Laptop Case
  15. 15. Taking Care of the MacBook Air ● Do not leave anything on the keyboard when closing the device. ● Keep only your device in your school assigned case when it is not being used. Students must use the case provided and cannot use any other personal case to transport the laptop during school. ● Do not drop the case on the floor, use it as a
  16. 16. ● Keep the device away from dampness or wet weather, such as rain, snow or fog
  17. 17. ● Do not allow pets near the laptop
  18. 18. ● Keep the device away from extreme heat or cold. Leaving it in an unventilated car or in the sun could damage it. The device works best from 50 degrees to 95 degrees.
  19. 19. ● Close the lid gently from the center before moving the laptop. Remember, hard drives do not like to be bounced around, and screens will break if enough pressure is applied to them.
  20. 20. ● The laptop must be returned in similar condition- no stickers, scratches, writing, engravement or defacement.
  21. 21. ● Please do not eat or drink while using the laptop.
  22. 22. Using the MacBook Air ● Set up the device on a flat/stable work surface. ● When attaching the charger to the device, make sure the cord is not stretched too tight; it should be a little loose. ● Do not insert things, especially metal, into any openings of the device. ● Be patient. Sometimes computers take a few seconds to think, so do not start pounding the keys
  23. 23. ● The device does not have a replaceable battery. ● Back up your data and other important files regularly. Limestone County will perform maintenance on the laptops by reimaging. All files not backed up to server storage or another storage device may be deleted during the process.
  24. 24. Your Daily Homework ● Plug in the device at home and charge your battery daily so it will be fully charged during the school day.
  25. 25. ● Do not spray cleaners or liquids directly onto the computer. ● Use only a soft, lint-free cloth. Abrasive cloths, towels, paper towels, and similar items may cause damage to the item. ● Disconnect your Apple product from any external power sources and disconnect any external devices and other cabling from the device before cleaning. Cleaning Your MacBook Air
  26. 26. Which Is My Laptop?! ● Each laptop is labeled with a district asset tag. Do not remove this label.
  27. 27. ● Be wary of theft, it is very easy to walk away with a device. ● Keep in constant contact with your computer. ● Do not leave your device unattended. ● Whenever possible, lock up your device. ● Do not loan out the device, charger, or cords. Protecting Your MacBook Air
  28. 28. ● Initial Charge- Overnight ● Bring to school fully charged each day ● Leave your charger in your laptop case at all times when not in use. ● The laptop has a battery life up to 9 hours and a 30-day standby mode, from a full charge. ● Device has a lithium-based battery and it is important to deep the electronics in it moving occasionally. Apple does not recommend leaving it plugged in all the time. The students should charge the device at night, use it during the Battery Tips For Your MacBook Air
  29. 29. ● Document Receipt ● DPI Brochure ● Responsible Use Policy ● Usage Fee ● Damage, Repair and Replacement Agreement ● Apple Notebooks Points of Emphasis ● Websites for Parents on the Digital World ● Free WiFi Access locations in Athens ● Frequently Asked Questions ● Online Resources: Elkmont High School Website- Folder Contents
  30. 30. ● Tuesday, September 2, 2014 ● 1:00 - 2:00 ● Elkmont High School When Do We Get The Laptop?