Presentation on theme: "Online Learning and the Laptop Initiative Hidden Valley High School Roanoke County Public Schools 2006."— Presentation transcript:
Online Learning and the Laptop Initiative Hidden Valley High School Roanoke County Public Schools 2006
Prepare Students for todays world Prepare Students for todays world Accommodate different learning styles Accommodate different learning styles Close the Digital Dividegive all students the same resources Close the Digital Dividegive all students the same resources Allow access to information 24/7 Allow access to information 24/7 Provide the most current information Provide the most current information Why?
An Innovative program that carries specific responsibilities Please review the RCPS Acceptable Use Policy A complete copy of this can be found in the Student Conduct Code. Also available in the RCS Board Policy Manual on web site and on the RCPS laptop website
General Guidelines Use computer for academic purposes only! Save battery life Save bandwidth Report problems immediately Follow up with Computer Depot as needed Do not login to network if there is a problem with your documents Report loss/theft immediately Technology specialist, SRO or Admin
General Guidelines Student responsibility Computer use fee ($85 per year) $250 deductible - lost or stolen (covers parts as well) $35 fee for damage to STOP tag Students can be charged full price for parts and repairs if damage is found to be intentional or due to negligent use. Damage that is accidental is covered under Warranty agreement w/ Dell Students are responsible for backing up their files. Students must use computer in accordance with RCPS Acceptable Use Policy.
ONLY authorized programs installed by RCPS staff may be used on your laptop. Do not download, install or play GAMES, MUSIC, VIDEO or PICTURES unless directly related to classroom instruction. E-Mail and instant messaging are PROHIBITED. Do not attempt to bypass any form of security built into the network or laptop by RCPS.
The Laptop MUST be transported responsibly in the bag / case provided. Students many NOT remove any part of the computer. Students shall not remove labels on laptop. No marker, paint, glue, stickers or similar substances are to be placed on the laptop.
Acceptable Use Policy To sum it up: If it is not school work…. you are probably breaking the rules Use the computer for SCHOOL WORK ONLY!
What Students Receive Laptop Computer CD-Rom Drive Power adapter and cable Modem Cable Black Bag with Tag Win XP Pro – MS Office Suite – Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition – Academic Software
Optional Add-ons Students may purchase from Dell or local store if desired. Mouse (USB) Keyboard Headphones Monitor Printer USB Flash Drive Internet Connection
Access From Home Internet Service Provider Ethernet for Cable/DSL Modem (you must provide cable) Wireless – Secure your network! Please visit the HVHS website for additional information. Dial Up
Use and Care No food or drink next to laptop Keep computer clean and dry Dont leave in car that is too hot or too cold. Dont leave unattended Know where your laptop is at all times. Handle with care
Use and Care Do not… close any object inside the computer use cleaners on screen; wipe with clean, soft cloth pack laptop bag with books or place laptop in a book bag.
Logon to Network Student login is first initial, last name, last four digits of student number example: jdoe1234 Student will set his or her own password Parents may request login/password Technology Specialist will have master list and change password if necessary.
Password Security Keep password confidential!! Each person is responsible for actions taken on their account and computer.
Internet Safety Internet Access is filtered here at school. Internet Access is not filtered when away. from school. Monitor your students laptop use Take the laptop away if necessary. More to Come… –New Va. state law mandates Internet Safety Education to students.
Safety Tips Protect your passwords Dont give out personal identifying information. Dont meet anyone in person you have met online. Be careful what you post about yourself on social networking sites especially pictures Actions do have consequences!
Technical Support Technology Specialist and Library Media Staff –Available before and after school in the Computer Depot –During school hours as needed for emergencies.